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It Hurts My Heart...

Discussion in 'The Talisman' started by 91rewoT, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    ...that there are no threads started here yet. I really love this story...
  2. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    One of my favorites.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...Wolf!...God pound it!....
  4. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Say true!!
  5. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    i think this is my favorite book of ALL time.....
  6. cat in a bag

    cat in a bag Well-Known Member

    I gave this book to Evan to read after he finished EotD but he didn't get very far. I thought he was going to love it and told him it starts just a little slow, but he just didn't have the patience I guess. I wish he would have made it to where Jack really starts travellin', I KNOW he would like it. We'll try it again in a year or so, maybe.

    He loved EotD though, so I'ma gonna make an SK fan out of him yet! Trying to be selective about the content is a little difficult for me, since he is just about at the age I was when I started reading SK. Funny how that changes when you're a parent!!
  7. VampireLily

    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    Jack is a secret crush that i still hold in my heart. 'Black House' just wasn't the same for me....
    i'll always picture him as that brave, beautiful boy who risked everything just to save his mom. That's the boy i will always love.
  8. xkittyx

    xkittyx Unfound

    I loved this book. First read it when I was about Jack's age, and it just took me away, was amazing! I've re-read it a couple times since, and just love it more each time :love:
  9. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    I've always felt like I had a bit of ol' Travelin' Jack in my blood. Whenever I've done a re-read of this, it's made me want to hit the road.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I feel ya...right there with you Lily....
  11. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    This was the first book that made me weep. I adored The Talisman. And this passage bruised my heart.

    "Wolf collapsed like a falling tree.
    Jack knelt, turned him over. The hair was melting away from Wolf's cheeks with the eerie speed of time-lapse photography. His eyes had gone hazel again. And to Jack he looked horribly tired.
    "Jacky--" Wolf raised a bloody hand and touched Jack's cheek.
    "Shoot...you? Did he..."
    "No," Jack said, cradling his friend's head. "No, Wolf, never got me. Never did."
    "I..." Wolf's eyes closed and then opened slowly again. He smiled with incredible sweetness and spoke carefully, enunciating each word, obviously needing to convey this if nothing else. "I...kept...my herd...safe."
  12. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Now I'm sniffling into my coffee, DJ. I liked Jack in Talisman (Black House was just meh for me), but I LOVED Wolf.
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  13. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    Wasn't that a fantastic passage?
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  14. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    Just listened to the audiobook again earlier this year, I think I like it more every time I read it.
  15. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    Who does the audio? I love audios and may just have to add this one to my collection.
  16. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    That's a Frank Muller one.
  17. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

    I purchased that one on Audible.com. Well worth it. Also, I really liked Black House as well, and I purchased that one too.
  18. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I must read again.

    Don't hurt your heart, dear. You started us again.

  19. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    Never listened to it on audiobook...but I think I should. Or at least do another reread....it's time..........

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...one of his best ever...the pathos was almost unendurable...

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