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This book is so hard to put down...

Discussion in 'The Talisman' started by Jonesy85, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. Jonesy85

    Jonesy85 Well-Known Member

    I started it this past Sunday or Monday and I'm 200 pages away from finishing. I never spend 2 or 3 hour blocks of time reading. I usually take my time. This holiday weekend gives me a chance to finish up and hopefully move on to Black House next week!
    Happy 4th of July everyone!
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester, Moderator Moderator

    The Talisman is one of my top 10 SK books. I just adored it.
  3. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer B-dazzled

    It's my favorite. (I know; big shocker.)
    Jonesy, don't you love Wolf? :love-struck:
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  4. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I'm reading Talisman and digging it. I should have it done within a few days, after which I plan to start Black House.
  5. bigkingfan91

    bigkingfan91 Well-Known Member

    I've never read it, as crazy as that probably sounds lol. I have 3 copies of it though so that's not an excuse, LOL.

    Did Peter Straub write this one with King as well, or just Black House? I can't believe I have neglected to read both of those over the years. Real stupid move!
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  6. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Yes, they wrote it together.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....and a fantastic melding of styles...
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  8. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Ummmhmmm. It was fantastic. I still haven't read Black House, but I will.
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  9. Jonesy85

    Jonesy85 Well-Known Member

    Blunthead, we're reading the same books. Looking forward what to your comments on The Talisman and then Blackhouse.
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  10. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Enjoy it, Jonesy! One of the good ones!
  11. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Ok, I am too!
  12. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    I definitely enjoyed the book, though it wasn't my favorite. Black House, however, is one of my favorites.
  13. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer B-dazzled

    Henry Leyden is my second-favorite SK character. He's interesting, perceptive, and so sharp.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...and given his avocation-he's always had a soft spot in my heart...rather than the obvious soft spot in my head....
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  15. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Henry is my second favorite character. Ralph is my first from Insomnia.
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  16. Strange Sally

    Strange Sally New Member

    It's my favourite as well! And yes, I do love Wolf. LOL
    I know that SK wrote this book with Peter Straub, but when you guys read it, could you tell the difference? I mean, now I know that SK wrote this part... or Peter... ans so on...
    I couldn't. o_O
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  17. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    :down: Wolf. Wolf.

    He reminded me of Tom Cullen
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  18. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Finished Talisman. I enjoyed the book clean thru, front to back, page to page.
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  19. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I couldn't, either, although I have read on here from a number of members that they could tell...they're thin on details though. A hundred years after so-and-so, like Twain's autobiography, when all those unpublished stories are published...readers will then learn the truth of who wrote what but not till then.
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  20. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I could tell certain passages and whole chapters. Then, I couldn't tell as clearly. It's a matter of hearing one's Master's voice or not.
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