|Submitted by CC |
(Oct 19, 2003)
So far, though I'm a rabid fan of the four so-far released books in the Dark Tower series, The Drawing of the Three is perhaps my favorite yet, perhaps because it builds so steadily and cleverly introduces each new character in such a fashion that you (or rather, Roland) becomes them, for a little while. Further, the climactic "Roland in New York" sequence had me laughing, frightened, fascinated, and left exhausted when it was all done. It managed that tightrope act of "funny because it's strange" and "desperate situation requiring drastic measures."
Yes, it's the "introduce the other characters" book, but it also shows how they needed to change to become who they'd need to be in the later books, and did so in a intricately, well-paced, slambang way. And, other than the Gunslinger, arguably the most consistent, tonewise, in my opinion. Marvelous stuff