Now THIS is where it gets good…

What to Expect

In the second installment of Stephen King’s sprawling masterpiece that is The Dark Tower, things begin to get interesting for Roland Deschain. Now that the reader understands who Roland is and what his mission entails after reading the first novel in the series, this is where it starts to get good.

Roland spends this novel “drawing the three,” his companions for the journey to the Dark Tower. The novel opens with Roland on the beach, attacked by lobstrosities. These creatures will stick with you for life. Below are some renderings of the lobstrosities based on their descriptions in the novel.

After finding three doors, Roland adventures into them, finding himself in various timelines of New York City: 1964, 1977, and 1987. This novel brings together the characters that fight on to the Dark Tower for the rest of the series.

The Verdict

“What we like to think of ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common….”

This installment is full of adventure, lunacy, and page-turning creepy crawlies down your spine. It is easily one of the most exciting novels in the series. It truly sparked my excitement for the journey, and it will for you too.

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)