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The Drawing of Three by Stephen King

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"The Drawing of Three" is the second book in "The Dark Tower" series by Stephen King

The story is a continuation of "The Gunslinger" and follows Roland of Gilead and his quest towards the Dark Tower. The subtitle of this novel is RENEWAL.

LOST References

There are character parrallels that can be seen in the following LOST episodes

The Pilot, part 1 S1/E1

Through the Looking Glass, part 1 S1/E22

The Moth S2/E7

The Author

Stephen King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction.

Quotes

"Did-a-chick? Dum-a-chum? Dad-a-cham? Ded-a-check?"

by Lobstrosity

"Three. This is the number of your fate.

Three?

Yes, three is mystic. Three stands at the heart of the mantra."

The first three lines of Chapter One

The Characters

Go to The Dark Tower series by Stephen King for a complete list of characters

Discussion Points

  • What is unique about the setting of the story?
Does this setting enhance or take away from the story?
  • What specific themes are discovered throughout the story?
Do you see any themes also relating to the story of LOST?
What is the message conveyed by the story themes?
  • Do the characters seem real and believable?
Which characters remind you of similar characters in LOST?
Are their predicaments similar to any in LOST?
  • How do characters change or evolve in the story?
What triggers those changes?
What are the similarities and differences with LOST characters?
  • What are the philosophical views portrayed in the story?
How is it the same/different from LOST's philosophical view?

Discussion Guidelines

  • Be specific and provide examples to back up your point of view.
  • To make the discussion more interesting, feel free to ask your own questions.
  • Please be considerate of all points of view.
  • Encourage participation.


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Happy Reading and Thanks!

--Just Sayin' JSTalk LBC LBCTalk eMail 13:23, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

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