Well, having finished the Dark Tower and not knowing what to do with myself, I read "Little SIsters of Eluria" and was quite pleased with it as a cool down. I think it served as a great way to wind down my depressive state.... Plus reading much of the concordance by Robin Furth, and The Road to the Tower by Bev Vincent....awhile back i happened upon the taller re-release of The Talisman and Black House...and after debating and wrestling with what to read next, I decided to try the Talisman...Within 4 paragraphs, and I know this is "said" alot, but I was hooked! What's crazy is that after all the Stephen King this summer, the only thing is that the writing is crazy different and I never thought I would be able to say this, (let alone say that I read the entire DT series) but I think I am distinguishing between Peter Straub and Stephen Kings writing...what is weird is that if it doesn't have a lot of description it seems odd....I LOVE DESCRIPTION! So to any and all who are about to venture with Jack, Long blades and pleasant tights....i mean, long days and pleasant nights! On another note, my sister-in-laws second to youngest son is named Jack Sawyer and they call him "Jacky"......cool? Yeah, I thought so!