Derry Goes Again!

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Pick one.

  • The Talisman

    Votes: 8 72.7%
  • The Green Mile

    Votes: 3 27.3%

  • Total voters
    11

Doc Creed

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I have been considering doing another book read-along with you guys if anyone is up for it. Here are the two I'm leaning toward; each one marks a special anniversary this year. Please choose one. If enough interest is generated I will give more details. Thanks.

The Talisman (1984): 35th anniversary this year.

The Green Mile (1996): the movie turns twenty this year.
 

Dana Jean

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The Talisman. All the way baby. I would be totally in for The Talisman. This is the very first book that ever made me cry.

And yes, I'm going to post that quote again. I've posted it so many times over the years, but it is worth the read. Every. single. time.

"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."
 

Spideyman

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The Talisman. All the way baby. I would be totally in for The Talisman. This is the very first book that ever made me cry.

And yes, I'm going to post that quote again. I've posted it so many times over the years, but it is worth the read. Every. single. time.

"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."
Knew I should not have opened that spoiler..........:too_sad:
 

Dana Jean

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Knew I should not have opened that spoiler..........:too_sad:
I still choke up reading it.

I have many times over the years thought about doing this with that quote. (Example shows a page from Harry Potter) . I own a projector. I could do this. I might just do this.

 

Doc Creed

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Since it is virtually one big 'yes' for The Talisman, we will go ahead with that. Begin reading now if you want to and we will take the next two months to read it. Let's shoot for Tuesday March 26th at 8pm (EST). Looking forward to the discussion!

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(Originally published in November of 1984.)

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