TDT Reread: The Drawing of the Three

“Did-a-chick? Dad-a-chum?”

Gotta love creepy ass lobster looking creatures that seem to ask questions and attack you, am I right?

(As usual, this will contain spoilers. Sooooo, if you haven’t read this book yet, you’ve been warned.)

We start out with our favorite gunslinger getting two fingers of his right hand munched off by a lobstrosity, and his big toe too. Poor Roland. If you thought that would hinder him, you were wrong. I mean, yes, he has some difficulty for a while dealing with infection and whatnot, but the man is so amazing, he’s still the fastest and most accurate when it comes to shooting. (IIRC, he teaches himself to shoot with his right hand minus the two digits, but I’ll have to read further into the series to confirm or deny that.) And people wonder why I adore this series so much…

Here we finally meet the twin of my second favorite TDT character, (Cuthbert, in case you were wondering), the hilarious Eddie Dean. Just as with Cuthbert, Eddie is the polar opposite of Roland in so many ways. It makes their dynamic and interactions that much more interesting. The fact that Eddie manages to rid himself of the monkey on his back endears him to me all the more. I LOVE the shootout at Balazar’s. Eddie shows some spine during this gunfight! When they make it back to Roland’s world, both of them are dealing with some serious issues and Eddie pushes through his withdrawal like a champ to make sure Roland is taken care of. When they finally make it to the next door…

We get Detta/Odetta/(eventually Susannah). This woman has so many facets to her that I don’t even know where to start or what to say about her. She’s overcome so much adversity in her life only to be yanked out of it into this strange world where, or so it seems to me, she finally gains the confidence, respect, and love she deserves. There will be more on her later, but for now, just know that IMHO this series wouldn’t be the same without this woman in it.

Finally, we get our third. Admittedly, it wasn’t the third I was hoping for when I first read this book. I had this idea in my head, hope rather, that the third would be Jake. Well, Jack Mort opens the door so to speak for Jake to be the third eventually. Roland’s actions when he inhabits(?) Jack Mort lead to Jake being drawn in The Waste Lands. But, during TDotT we get to see what Jack has done to Detta/Odetta and Jake to lead them all to the place they are now (or will eventually be). I’m pretty sure I whooped really loud when he died my first time reading this. I knew something better was going to come along, although obviously not exactly what that thing was…or should I say who?

TDotT is where we get the beginnings of Roland’s new ka-tet. And we couldn’t have asked for a more fascinating beginning if you ask me. What do I know though? I’m just a fangirl completely obsessed with this series.

P.S. I try to overlook the inconsistencies that start popping up in this book and don’t stop throughout the series. I mean, they make me twitch and I yell at my book, “That’s not what happened!” But, oh well, it is what it is. I just try not to let it mar my love for these characters and the story as a whole.

P.S.S. I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE WASTE LANDS!!!!

Until next time my dears, long days and pleasant nights.

TDT Reread: The Gunslinger

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**Spoiler alert! You can pretty much bank on spoilers from me in almost every post about books I’ve read. I suppose I shall still put a warning up for each new post so everyone is informed and all that jazz.**

It won’t take me more than a few hours to finish this one, so I need to get this post out ASAP.

Quick note: I didn’t start reading this series until I was in my mid 20’s. I’ve been hooked since then though. I’ve always been a huge King fan, not really sure how or why it took me so long to start reading these. Ah well, I’m obsessed now, so yeah.

This book is so short compared to the rest, there’s not a whole lot for me to ramble about. (Crazy, I know.) I do, however, think it’s really fucked up what happens to Jake. I mean, I get Roland’s reasoning (or obsession, however you wish to see it), but Jake is one of my favorite characters. I really didn’t want to see him go so soon. Thankfully, he comes back. CAN’T WAIT!! I absolutely love that we get glimpses of his past in this book as well.

Walter. What can I say about Walter? As an antagonist, he is probably in my top five of all time. His many appearances throughout this series, and other books written by King, keep me guessing and wishing I could get more of his story.

During my posts for these books you will most likely see me talk more about other characters than I do Roland. Just know, I absolutely adore him. And just because I don’t talk about him, it doesn’t mean I love him any less. There are just certain characters that I obsess over more than him. Iyam who Iyam, and I can’t help it.

I’m sure I’ll be doing another post tomorrow for the next book.

Simultaneous Rereads

So, I’m cruising along in the car on my way home and notice that ACOS is almost done. I started getting all excited to move on to APOD, but then I remembered…The Dark Tower will be in theaters 8/4 (major SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! moment), and I need to reread those books too. Let’s face it, I won’t go see the movie until I do. Soooooo, I’d rather start them sooner than later. I haven’t decided if I’m going to read one series and listen to audiobooks of the other yet, or if I’m going to jump back and forth between the two on both platforms. Decisions, decisions. Either way, there will be blog posts. So, all you avid readers of my poorly neglected blog, (yeah, all 1 of you), don’t be alarmed when you see posts about TDT, I shan’t relinquish my hold on TWoT…not when I’m in my favorite part of the series.

Until next time my darlings…

A Crown of Swords: WoT Reread

I’m already more than halfway through the book and I just realized I haven’t done a post about it yet. Oy vey! So, for once, there won’t be the endless rambling that generally comes with a post of mine.

Actually, I’ve just found out I’m incapable of doing anything short of rambling about this book. Brass tax: Mat, Elayne, Nynaeve, Aviendha, Thom, Juilin, and others are in Ebu Dar. Nynaeve finally clears her block. But, if you thought that would mean the end of her yanking on her braid, you were wrong. Lan manages to find her and all manner of hilarity ensues (just my opinion). All I really care about in this shortened version of what would have been, I’m sure, the longest post I’ve written to date since I began this blog, is Mat and his encounters with Queen Tylin. Oy, he’s such a dog and I love him. He gets the tables turned on him though when he comes across Tylin. Boy, oh boy does she ever do a good job of it.

Of course, there’s more with Rand and Min, Perrin, all the numerous Aes Sedai, and Aiel, Whitecloaks, Forsaken. Alas, I’m disappointing myself because I am writing this post as my Kindle is telling me I’m about 59% of the way through the book. Boo hiss boo and all that jazz. I shall have to make the next post extra long winded. And it will most likely encompass my views, likes, and dislikes of ACOS and APOD. Prepare yourself.