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Discussion in 'The Talisman' started by 91rewoT, Nov 5, 2013.
I haven't read it yet.....
Put down that Depp magazine and get your butt over to the bookshelf now!
First read this one when I was a mere 14. I think everyone should read it at that age, then again every year at least. I know I have!
Wolf was and will always be my favorite SK character of all time!
Ok, I'm officially intrigued. I kind of skimmed these posts because I've never read it but the synopsis has me very interested. I think I might know my next big read after I finish doctor sleep (only 110 pages in so far). The only thing that puts me off is that it's not just sk - I know I should read other authors, but I have only been reading proper novels for 3 years and I only started because I wanted to read IT.
...the blending of Steve's and Peter's work is nearly flawless...it's a challenge to pick up where on left off and the other grabs the thread of the story and runs...and, a goodly portion of that time-you'll be wrong...they really ARE that good together...
Agree with GNTLGNT- the flow is nearly flawless. The story is too good to pass up. Once you begin, you are sucked in and just go with the flow. It never enters you mind about which author is writing which part. Read on!
Oh Sundrop you have GOT to read this story!!! There are characters here who will get into your heart and be with you forever!
You must, you must! Wolf is so gentle and sweet.
Fantastic story! Read, read, read it!!! You will not be disappointed!
This was the first SK book to make me cry.
I think it was mine too...and I'm not ashamed to say that I cried like a baby...
I've posted this before, but here it is again. The saddest exchange in any SK book.
"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."
I can think of one other that equals it...two simple words...
Oh my god that made me bawl.
That entire part, plus when Jack was hitchhiking after that and
all the people who picked him up could see him holding back tears, as well as him feeling wolf's presence with him on the road
Get him to read the Dark Tower series!
to all those who've not read this...you are doing yourself a grave injustice: it is one of the best...
to anyone who would be unsure of it being as it is co-authored...put away those fears...
as a fan of both writers it is easy to say that this wonderful journey shows a fantastical mix of two great authors both of height if their talents...
this amazing blend of two seemingly disparate talents is dang near to perfection and the story told is too...
This was the first book to make me cry, too. Wolf is my favorite King character, with Henry Leyden coming in a close second. Unlike others, I l-o-v-e-d Black House, with Henry and Mouse and the rest of the Hegelian Scum...great stories, both.
I'm winding The Talisman down in my own plodding way, but really impressed with how I've enjoyed it so far.
I loved what you wrote here, because I have always felt the same way. There's people who compares Jack with Jake (dark tower), but I will always have this tendency towards Jack, he's brave and sweet and smart.
I wish the authors could make Jack the same way in Black House, but I don't know, I just couldn't see that brave Jack back, just some guy...
The same thing happened on the Doctor Sleep. (again, sorry for mistakes, English is not my first language)
i guess that they couldn't write him the same because he wasn't...he had been through too much, seen too much. And we know that our innocence is fragile. Perhaps a child's 'innocence' isn't at all about remaining a virgin or being chaste... but more what the heart and brain goes through and how they develop because of our childhood plights. He saved his mom.... but his mom died anyway. He was given several years with her but not a pass. We tend to forget some of the most traumatic things about our youth, our innocence takes over and perhaps covers our eyes when we so desperately need it to.
Maybe that's part of the reason i love him so, that beautiful boy of my heart.... if only, in some of the darker moments of my life, Jack could have saved me.
If I didn't know better, I would have thought I wrote the above post! Last year I began introducing my son Evan to Stephen King also! He read IT, but I couldn't get him to sink his teeth into this one despite that I thought he would love it.