Sucked In Like The Sand Hole..or "a Thread For First Time Readers".

Discussion in 'The Talisman' started by campbell2013, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. campbell2013
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    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!
  2. two gun Dan
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    If you love description you must love LoveCraft! His works almost make me weary. I thought I had a fairly good grip on the english language but he makes me keep a dictionary handy.
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  3. campbell2013
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    Believe it or not, I haven't tried Lovecraft...mayhap i'll try before the world moves on to far...
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  4. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...Lovecraft to me is like Shakespeare in the use of verbiage...once you've immersed yourself in it...you tend to forget the odd twist of phrase or word useage...and it just starts making sense...it's like your brain naturally makes an accomodation...that or I read WAY to much as a youth, and the stuff just gained clarity because of the width and breadth of the authors I tackled...
  5. MadamMack
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    Very cool post . . .I have a special version of Long Days and Pleasant Nights, too!
  6. Winter
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    Funny, I was the opposite. I finished the DT and couldnt muster the enthusiasm for anything much. Its took me a ridiculous month + to finish the Talisman, just because I wasnt ready for another story. Sulking for the Tower perhaps.

    Errrr, lets hear it!
  7. MadamMack
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    MadamMack M e m b e r

    I'll tell ya later . . .
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  8. nate_watkins
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    nate_watkins Simple-Minded Member

    When?!
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  9. Winter
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    I'm eagerly watching my inbox...but still, nothing....
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  10. No1FanUK
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    i put off reading the talisman for ages and finally read it cpl weeks ago, im glad i did, really enjoyed it, loved wolfy right here and now!!
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  11. Winter
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    Winter Well-Known Member

    Yes I did too...
    but you could see it wasnt going to end well for him...which made it hard to 'watch'
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  12. ghost19
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    ghost19 .....Damn Zombies.....

    I don't mind some description but the one time I tried to read an Anne Rice vampire novel I about went into shock at the tedious nature of her books. I've never seen a vampire's topcoat take 8 FRIGGIN PAGES TO DESCRIBE!!!! I'd be reading along and start staring at the wall above my book or watch the dust float thru the sunlight of the window....OMG! "The jacket Lestat was wearing was red, not the kind of red the peasants wore to local festivities but a deep, auburn red only found in some shades of wine made by the monks of Kilamanjaro on the slopes of Mount Boredom, the buttons of his jacket were the color of gold, not gold from the gold mines but the gold color only found in flax, or the type only seen in Nordic fairy tales."........OMG...GIGGITY!!!!!! Couldn't make it thru even half a book before I had to go the doctor to be checked for low T....
  13. Winter
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    Oh poo..thanks whoever added that spoiler! and sorry!! can someone show me how to do that? I'm still not used to being unmoderated I guess!
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  14. FlakeNoir
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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    [spoil3r]message to hide[/spoil3r] *use 'e' not '3'.
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  15. Winter
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    Winter Well-Known Member

    I'm so clever, thanks Flake
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  16. Winter
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    Winter Well-Known Member

    Why has it come up a bunch of times?
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  17. FlakeNoir
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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    You forgot the forward slash / before writing your 2nd "spoiler". Try again....
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  18. MadamMack
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    :lol: I've never wanted to say such a thing about Ann Rice but I feel the same! I do love the name Lestat, though.
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  19. campbell2013
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    Thanks to everyone who has made this thread very interesting and worth reading! Watch out for my ego because I actually feel like I post things that people enjoy reading...or maybe this is just the BEST MB EVER! Thankya...Big-BIg! Keep posting and adding!!!
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    I think's it is pretty neat that more than one person followed the DT with the Talisman...interesting...

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