I Really Liked This Book

Discussion in 'Black House' started by kellykid, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. kellykid

    kellykid Well-Known Member

    I really liked this book, good ole Travellin Jack. I know a lot of readers were disappointed in this one because The Talisman is such a great book but I enjoyed it. Yeah parts were quite..disturbing...to say the least, but I really came to like Beezer and his buddies. I can't believe I misspelled really in the thread title!!!! Can I fix that?
     
  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    No, but I did. :)
     
  3. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    I too enjoyed Black House. It was a perfect fit after The Talisman. Good to continue on with the lives of the characters.
     
  4. kellykid

    kellykid Well-Known Member

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Couldn't believe I did that, so embarrassing:wink2:
     
  5. Hall Monitor

    Hall Monitor Well-Known Member

    I liked it as well. At first, I wasn't sure, because it was a totally different animal from the Talisman, but I came to appreciate it as a work that stands alone on its own merits. Quite honestly, if it was more like the original I might have felt that it was just cashing in on it. As it was, it retained enough of the feel of Jack and the Territories, but a grown-up view of it with more mature issues to deal with. Probably not in my top 5, but still a great book and I enjoyed reading it multiple times.
     
  6. gniknehpets

    gniknehpets Backwards Sister Member

    Hey, join the club.:miserable: I type like I text. Too fast, no punctuation and tons of misspelled words. Everyone understands and if they don't, well I figure they need to chill out!

    Black house was set in a town in Wisconsin. My sister and I (rewoT91 here) spent a day there trying to find the house. Didn't find it but we did have a beer in the bar in Centralia which is really Centerville (or do I have that backwards?). The "Free Burgers Tomorrow" bar. :congratulatory: Loved the book.
     
  7. Hall Monitor

    Hall Monitor Well-Known Member

    From what I remember of the approach to the Black House, you might be happy you didn't find it.:roar:
     
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  8. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    It was brilliant. I really loved Beezer and the other fellas in the gang. Really great tale.
     
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  9. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    I loved it, too. So many great characters! Now I want to read it again :)
    When I saw Mr. King in Hamburg, I hoped to be able to ask him about the process of working with Peter Straub, but only 3 people got to ask their questions, and I wasn't one of them.

    - rats in their ratholes, foxes in their foxholes -
     
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  10. Jam I Am

    Jam I Am Member

    was a little disappointed throughout the first half of Black House as I enjoyed The Talisman so much, I think just because there was little time spent in the territories etc.. but once i got around halfway through I was sucked in :) Just finished it yesterday. Really enjoyed it. The ending had me in goosebumps even a blind man could see! ;)
     
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