It Hurts My Heart...

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cat in a bag

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Aug 28, 2010
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wyoming
#6
I gave this book to Evan to read after he finished EotD but he didn't get very far. I thought he was going to love it and told him it starts just a little slow, but he just didn't have the patience I guess. I wish he would have made it to where Jack really starts travellin', I KNOW he would like it. We'll try it again in a year or so, maybe.

He loved EotD though, so I'ma gonna make an SK fan out of him yet! Trying to be selective about the content is a little difficult for me, since he is just about at the age I was when I started reading SK. Funny how that changes when you're a parent!!
 

Dana Jean

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Apr 11, 2006
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Thornfield
#11
This was the first book that made me weep. I adored The Talisman. And this passage bruised my heart.


"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."
 

skimom2

Just moseyin' through...
Oct 9, 2013
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#12
This was the first book that made me weep. I adored The Talisman. And this passage bruised my heart.


"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."
Now I'm sniffling into my coffee, DJ. I liked Jack in Talisman (Black House was just meh for me), but I LOVED Wolf.
 
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