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A Bend O' The Rainbow

Discussion in 'The Talisman' started by ReusedNPC, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. ReusedNPC

    ReusedNPC New Member

    A year or so after reading The Talisman and immediately after reading Black House, I had a bit of a realization regarding the titular Talisman - Could it be, that it's in fact one of Maerlyn's shiny powerful baubles, a Wizard's Glass, a Bend O' The Rainbow, et cetera? (From Dark Tower, of course.) Given how interconnected all of these stories are (and how close the Jack Sawyer books in particular seem to be connected) it wouldn't surprise me at all if this were true. Still, given the usually malevolent intent of the Wizard's Rainbow, if the Grapefruit and Black Thirteen were any indication, I find it strange that one would so kindly heal Jack's mother like that. (Perhaps his memory?)

    So consider this a direct question to King (and I suppose Straub if he'd know): Is or is not the Talisman one of Maerlyn's Rainbow? As a Tower junkie I don't think I'm gonna be able to sleep until I know for sure.

    Kind regards,
    Yet Another Constant Reader
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome Reused! I'm sure someone will come along to discuss this with you soon.
  3. Walter Oobleck

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

    Love this quote from Tommyknockers that a reader led me to the other day: If you didn't know for sure, it was okay to imagine--until and unless you found out different.

    ReusedNPC...is that like recycled internet? I've no clue, look at me, do I look like I have a clue? Anyway, you're one among many who have wondered the same thing, i know i have, and others to follow will wonder the same thing. It's okay to imagine. I say yes. Someone else might say no. If nothing else, a kind of twinner, which leads us back to your original conclusion. so, yep. I really enjoyed Talisman
  4. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Tis too much thinking ye would be doing. LOL Actually, the pretty glamour reminds me more of The Wind Through The Keyhold...especially the bit about Maerlyn or Merlin. If you did not read it yet, then I suggest you get to it promto....more of the Tower family.
  5. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I think it was connected...as most things in the King universe are wont to be...
  7. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Yes it was. Just as his flipping was, only he didn't need bobs and plumbs like the Manni(?). This is what I choose to believe but who knows what the authors intent was. Maybe it didn't start out that way but evolved into the mythos of the all encompassing tower.
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  8. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome. I think they all relate at some point.
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  9. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

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    Welcome to the SKMB
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  10. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    They seem related, for sure. On balance, I think the Talisman is a lesser object than Maerlyn's Rainbow, but in the same "family". Or, maybe it IS one of the
    Rainbow, but of much lesser power than the ones we see in DT. It was completely used up in healing Lily, and I don't think that would have happened with the pink one (not that IT would heal anyone, do ya ken).
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