The year is 2131. The world is still shaken after the violent collision with a meteorite in 2077 when “the cities of Padua und Verona were wiped from the face of the Earth; and the last glories of Venice sank forever beneath the sea as the waters of the Adriatic came thundering landward after the hammer blow from space.”
McCarthy’s novel has at least two qualities: it’s thin and has big letters. I would say it’s the first novel I read where nothing happens. But from my point of view, if I got through with it, it’s still a readable novel.
It’s been 40 million years since the humans arrived on the planet they call Harmony, leaving behind an Earth that has become inhabitable and ruined. In order to be safe from themselves, the first settlers of the new planet, genetically modify their brains to be receptive to a supercomputer called “the Oversoul”. This machine was put into orbit and it’s main duty is to stop humans on the surface from developing advanced technologies by making them losing coherence when such thoughts occur.
The Drawing of the Three is the second part of The Dark Tower series written by Stephen King. For my own delight, i started the book on a plane and managed to finish it on Northern Sea shores. I know some of you haven’t got the opportunity to start the series yet, so be warned, there are some spoilers from the first book following this paragraph.
Stephen King’s novel, the first in “The Dark Tower” series, flows like a poem. A poem with a perfect rhythm. A cadence of words without fault, a strange poem, with lyrics that make sense only when they are spoken aloud. The novel begins alert. “The Man In Black fled across the desert and The Gunslinger followed.”