History Literature / TheDrawingOfTheThree

8th Feb '16 1:09:49 PM kraas
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* HeroicBSOD: After taking his first sip of cola, Roland is so overwhelmed by the flavor that it clears all thoughts from his mind for a moment.
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* HeroicBSOD: After taking his first sip of cola, Roland is so overwhelmed by the flavor that it clears all thoughts from his mind for a moment. He's quickly brought back to reality when he nearly chokes on an ice cube.
14th Jan '16 11:38:21 AM arsepoetica
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* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The title. The third to be "drawn" is not Jack Mort, but the split Detta/Odetta personality.]]
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* RedHerring: [[spoiler:The title. The third to be "drawn" is not Jack Mort, but the split Detta/Odetta personality. Or Jake Chambers in the following book.]]

** There's a pretty bad geometry mess-up as well. Roland walks west until he reaches the western sea, then turns right to head north, which means the sea should be at his left. However, the text says that the sea is at his ''right'', making it seem as though Roland somehow did a 180 degree turn without realizing it. This one may be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in-universe - the world has "moved on," and things are off-kilter, including the cardinal directions.
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** There's a pretty bad geometry mess-up as well. Roland walks west until he reaches the western sea, then turns right to head north, which means the sea should be at his left. However, the text says that the sea is at his ''right'', making it seem as though Roland somehow did a 180 degree turn without realizing it. This one may be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in-universe - the world has "moved on," and things are off-kilter, including the cardinal directions. Things get even weirder in TheWasteLands.
14th Jan '16 9:19:40 AM arsepoetica
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* BilingualBonus / CriticalResearchFailure: The "Italian" spoken by Balazar (which is also not even an Italian name) and his henchmen is so poorly rendered as to be nearly indecipherable.
14th Jan '16 9:10:14 AM arsepoetica
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Jack Mort]] deserves what he gets.
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Jack Mort]] deserves what he gets. For that matter, so do [[spoiler:Enrico Balazar and his henchmen.]]
1st Jan '16 2:49:01 PM Aquila89
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'''''The Drawing of the Three''''' is Book II of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series. It brings the action from a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] [[AnotherDimension other world]] to ours -- Roland Deschain, TheGunslinger, tries to draw a ''[[TrueCompanions ka-tet]]'' of three to join in his [[TheQuest quest]]: a drug addict, Eddie Dean; a woman with a SplitPersonality, Odetta Holmes/Detta Walker; and a man named Jack Mort.
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'''''The Drawing of the Three''''' is Book II of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series.series, published in 1987. It brings the action from a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] [[AnotherDimension other world]] to ours -- Roland Deschain, TheGunslinger, tries to draw a ''[[TrueCompanions ka-tet]]'' of three to join in his [[TheQuest quest]]: a drug addict, Eddie Dean; a woman with a SplitPersonality, Odetta Holmes/Detta Walker; and a man named Jack Mort.
9th Nov '15 3:19:27 PM Gitman
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** There's a pretty bad geometry mess-up as well. Roland walks west until he reaches the western sea, then turns right to head north, which means the sea should be at his left. However, the text says that the sea is at his ''right'', making it seem as though Roland somehow did a 180 degree turn without realizing it.
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** There's a pretty bad geometry mess-up as well. Roland walks west until he reaches the western sea, then turns right to head north, which means the sea should be at his left. However, the text says that the sea is at his ''right'', making it seem as though Roland somehow did a 180 degree turn without realizing it. This one may be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in-universe - the world has "moved on," and things are off-kilter, including the cardinal directions.
19th Jul '15 3:22:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** This is possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in-universe, since in later books, it's implied that this version of Earth has [[AlternateContinuity Alternate Continuities]].
19th Jul '15 1:32:35 PM drbreakfast
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* CoversAlwaysLie: the Signet mass market cover makes it look as though the three doors that connect Roland's world to Earth are all right next to each other in the middle of an overgrown field, which certainly would have made things easier for Roland since he wouldn't have to trek across miles of lobstrosity-infested beach.

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** There's a pretty bad geometry mess-up as well. Roland walks west until he reaches the western sea, then turns right to head north, which means the sea should be at his left. However, the text says that the sea is at his ''right'', making it seem as though Roland somehow did a 180 degree turn without realizing it.
22nd May '15 12:07:42 AM JakesBrain
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* MoreDakka: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] all to hell when Balazar's {{Mook}} tries to kill Eddie with a machine gun, whereupon King [[ShownTheirWork explains the real-life reasons]] why shooting automatic weapons at a specific target is ineffective.
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* MoreDakka: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] all to hell when Balazar's {{Mook}} tries to kill Eddie with a machine gun, whereupon King [[ShownTheirWork explains the real-life reasons]] why shooting automatic weapons at a specific target is ineffective.ineffective -- and why they tell you to fire a fully-automatic machine gun in ''short, controlled bursts''.
19th Feb '15 11:19:59 AM Aquila89
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** The dating of the segments with Odetta and Jack Mort is inconsistent. First, Odetta thinks that it's been three months since the assassination of JFK; that means it's February 1964. Not much later, it's stated that August 19, 1959 (when she lost her legs) was five and a half years before; that means it's February 1965. Later, it's stated that Odetta lost her legs three years ago; that means it's 1962. Also, after the time travel to the 1970s, it's first stated that Roland entered to Mort's head at most a few weeks before he would've killed Jake; that means it's 1977. Later, it's said that a character saw ''[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} The Terminator]]'' nine years later; that means it's 1975. Also Henry, Eddie's brother, is a Vietnam vet despite still being a teenager in 1977 (two years after the war ended).
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** The dating of the segments with Odetta and Jack Mort is inconsistent. First, Odetta thinks that it's been three months since the assassination of JFK; that means it's February 1964. Not much later, it's stated that August 19, 1959 (when she lost her legs) was five and a half years before; that means it's February 1965. Later, it's stated that Odetta lost her legs three years ago; that means it's 1962. Also, after the time travel to the 1970s, it's first stated that Roland entered to Mort's head at most a few weeks before he would've killed Jake; that means it's 1977. Later, it's said that a character saw ''[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} The Terminator]]'' nine years later; that means it's 1975. Also Henry, Eddie's brother, is a Vietnam vet despite still being a teenager in 1977 (two Later, it's stated that Odetta lost her legs three years after the war ended).ago; that means it's 1962.
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