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    Default Why I love DOTT and Favorite Moments. *Spoilers*

    The Drawing of the Three has everything, time travel, the mafia, naked gunfights, the drama of getting out of a drug bust, the simple joys of Pepsi and Hot Dogs and how they are experienced by someone who's never known them, schizophrenic paraplegics, the civil rights movement, a race against death, a love story, how, by following your path, you can get back what you thought was lost, and of course, a great unimaginable quest.

    Yeah.

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    Umm..

    Fiction?

    LMAO Actually I agree that Drawing was the best of the series, no question.
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    I just love everything about the book. I'll read or listen to it as a stand alone thing often.

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    This was the one that really got me hooked. I liked The Gunslinger, but I absolutely loved The Drawing of the Three. I think this is the book where you really start to get a feel for Roland's personality.



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    Yes. I think I've already mentioned it elsewhere, but I'll gladly do that again. I was in hospital when my best friend brought to me The Gunslinger and The Drawing. If it had been only The Gunslinger, I might have never ever come back to that series again, or maybe not for a long time. If I hadn't been in the hospital, I might have quit reading after first ten pages of The Gunslinger and picked something different, and, again, either never have returned to the series, or not in years. But, luckily, both conditions combined propitiously... I am not sure TDOTT is the best, but certainly one of the best (for me, along with The Waste Lands and Wolves... with Song close behind, by the way)

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    Does it mean Jean that you didn't like the Gunslinger?

    Roland would have understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    Does it mean Jean that you didn't like the Gunslinger?
    Precisely. Didn't like it then, and don't like it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    Does it mean Jean that you didn't like the Gunslinger?
    Precisely. Didn't like it then, and don't like it now.
    Wow.

    Roland would have understood.

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    I really really love TDotT. It isn't my favorite but it's hands down a book i like to keep close by. You can just open the book anywhere and start reading. It is a good time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    This was the one that really got me hooked.
    Same here, this book is where the series really sunk its hooks into me. A DT junkie ever since.

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    I was the same of course. I wanted to find out what happened to Roland after that bastard dropped Jake.

    (weird to think Jake was actually gone for a while during that time--like dead to me)

    But the story itself is so cool--the whole thing with forcing Detta and Odetta to realize each other was huge for me and I agree that the story could flat stand alone.
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    This was the book that hooked me as well. The Gunslinger was/is a good book but not a "hook me" book. I was a bit surprised on my first reading of TDotT that Jake appeared again. I thought for sure he was done, regardless of the "other worlds than these" line.

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    I didn't think he was done, but I didn't think he'd come back so soon, either.

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    If I thought anything at all, if was, WTF? What is this - overdrawn exercise in symbolism? A poem in prose? That damned long???

    ... and then there was the Drawing Of The Three, and it was a real King novel, and God was in His heaven and all right with the world!

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    ^ yes, it was very Ray Bradbury-ish!

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    I thought that TDOTT was the best DT book but that Wolves... could be a close tie but why is every one taking about TDOTT when The Stand is better than every single DT book ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikilledthecrimsonking View Post
    I thought that TDOTT was the best DT book but that Wolves... could be a close tie but why is every one taking about TDOTT when The Stand is better than every single DT book ever.
    Check the name of the site, traveller.

    Roland would have understood.

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    I think we've got ourselves a troll Letti my love.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    Nah, he's not a troll.

    I can understand the "love of Stand" but it would have been impossible to make a whole site around it.

    As a group, the DT books are nearer and dearer to me but that is my favorite King book I think.
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    Near and Dear does sum up DT books

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ikilledthecrimsonking View Post
    I thought that TDOTT was the best DT book but that Wolves... could be a close tie but why is every one taking about TDOTT when The Stand is better than every single DT book ever.
    Check the name of the site, traveller.
    Not to mention the location of the thread. The Baronies: The Drawing of the Three.

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    DOTT is my favorite of the series. It just blazes along. I get the feeling King wrote it on some "high" artificial or otherwise-possibly in one 40 straight hour sitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    It just blazes along. I get the feeling King wrote it on some "high" artificial or otherwise-possibly in one 40 straight hour sitting.
    Yeah, and Song of Susannah also feels that way to me.
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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    "The Gunslinger" was great, but when I read "The Drawing Of The Three", it had a totally different feel from the first and it had everything that you could ever want in a book (the mafia, drug bust, a blazing gun battle - like what Spencer brought up).

    I pretty much think that the books complement each other, although some books are better than others.
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    I agree with most of the comments above. It's definitely the adhesive that holds most of the series together, IMO. It's the book that got me hooked-after the somewhat curious, plodding structure of The Gunslinger-and which motivated me to want to see what happened to Roland, Susannah, Jake, and Eddie. In a sense it's the most important book in the series, even if it is not my absolute favorite and has a host of contradictions. I also think it has the single best action sequence in the entire series, which would make for a kick-ass scene if this is ever adapted to film.

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