It Hurts My Heart...

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The Nameless

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Ok, I'm officially intrigued. I kind of skimmed these posts because I've never read it but the synopsis has me very interested. I think I might know my next big read after I finish doctor sleep (only 110 pages in so far). The only thing that puts me off is that it's not just sk - I know I should read other authors, but I have only been reading proper novels for 3 years and I only started because I wanted to read IT.
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
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Ok, I'm officially intrigued. I kind of skimmed these posts because I've never read it but the synopsis has me very interested. I think I might know my next big read after I finish doctor sleep (only 110 pages in so far). The only thing that puts me off is that it's not just sk - I know I should read other authors, but I have only been reading proper novels for 3 years and I only started because I wanted to read IT.
...the blending of Steve's and Peter's work is nearly flawless...it's a challenge to pick up where on left off and the other grabs the thread of the story and runs...and, a goodly portion of that time-you'll be wrong...they really ARE that good together...
 

91rewoT

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Oct 20, 2009
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Ok, I'm officially intrigued. I kind of skimmed these posts because I've never read it but the synopsis has me very interested. I think I might know my next big read after I finish doctor sleep (only 110 pages in so far). The only thing that puts me off is that it's not just sk - I know I should read other authors, but I have only been reading proper novels for 3 years and I only started because I wanted to read IT.
Fantastic story! Read, read, read it!!! You will not be disappointed!
 

Dana Jean

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I've posted this before, but here it is again. The saddest exchange in any SK book.

"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."
 

91rewoT

Backwards Sister Member
Oct 20, 2009
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I've posted this before, but here it is again. The saddest exchange in any SK book.

"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."
I can think of one other that equals it...two simple words...
"I ake"
 

MandarkC

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Mar 11, 2014
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I can think of one other that equals it...two simple words...
"I ake"
Oh my god that made me bawl.

I've posted this before, but here it is again. The saddest exchange in any SK book.

"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."
That entire part, plus when Jack was hitchhiking after that and
all the people who picked him up could see him holding back tears, as well as him feeling wolf's presence with him on the road

so sad!

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!!
Get him to read the Dark Tower series!
 

guido tkp

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Oct 1, 2009
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to all those who've not read this...you are doing yourself a grave injustice: it is one of the best...

to anyone who would be unsure of it being as it is co-authored...put away those fears...

as a fan of both writers it is easy to say that this wonderful journey shows a fantastical mix of two great authors both of height if their talents...

this amazing blend of two seemingly disparate talents is dang near to perfection and the story told is too...
 

Strange Sally

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Sep 9, 2014
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Jack is a secret crush that i still hold in my heart. 'Black House' just wasn't the same for me....
i'll always picture him as that brave, beautiful boy who risked everything just to save his mom. That's the boy i will always love.
I loved what you wrote here, because I have always felt the same way. There's people who compares Jack with Jake (dark tower), but I will always have this tendency towards Jack, he's brave and sweet and smart.
I wish the authors could make Jack the same way in Black House, but I don't know, I just couldn't see that brave Jack back, just some guy...

The same thing happened on the Doctor Sleep. (again, sorry for mistakes, English is not my first language)
 

VampireLily

Vampire Goddess & Consumer of men's souls.
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i guess that they couldn't write him the same because he wasn't...he had been through too much, seen too much. And we know that our innocence is fragile. Perhaps a child's 'innocence' isn't at all about remaining a virgin or being chaste... but more what the heart and brain goes through and how they develop because of our childhood plights. He saved his mom.... but his mom died anyway. He was given several years with her but not a pass. We tend to forget some of the most traumatic things about our youth, our innocence takes over and perhaps covers our eyes when we so desperately need it to.

Maybe that's part of the reason i love him so, that beautiful boy of my heart.... if only, in some of the darker moments of my life, Jack could have saved me.
 

njsenter

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Nov 7, 2014
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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!!
If I didn't know better, I would have thought I wrote the above post! Last year I began introducing my son Evan to Stephen King also! He read IT, but I couldn't get him to sink his teeth into this one despite that I thought he would love it.
 
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