1. New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Hot Topics is open from 8:30 AM - 4 PM ET Mon - Fri.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. The message board is closed between the hours of 4pm ET Friday and 8:30am ET Monday.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

Lord Malshun, Mr. Munshun, Mr. Monday... SPOILERS

Discussion in 'Black House' started by Theophania19, May 25, 2015.

  1. Theophania19

    Theophania19 Member

    Last night I finished my third or fourth read of this fantastic novel. But something left me wondering...
    Towards the end, when Lord Malshun has grabbed Tyler after he escaped the shackles, he looks into the shed and sees Charles Burnside dead on the floor. He makes the comment that "there's a fellow in upstate New York who shows great promise..."
    Who is he talking about? I'm having some difficulty even remembering any stories or characters in Upstate NY. I'm assuming there is a Dark Tower connection here but I could be off on that as well. Any ideas?

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...look up Albert Fish, I think that's the reference ma'am....
    mal, Theophania19 and Spideyman like this.
  3. Theophania19

    Theophania19 Member

    Didn't Albert Fish precede Charles Burnside though? I'll give it a gander.
    mal, Spideyman and GNTLGNT like this.
  4. Theophania19

    Theophania19 Member

    Yes...Fish was a serial killer in the 1930's whose crimes were greatly paralleled by The Fisherman.
    mal, Tooly, Spideyman and 1 other person like this.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...might have been Gacy too...I just thought of Fish in the "there are other worlds than these" sense...
    mal and Spideyman like this.
  6. Theophania19

    Theophania19 Member

    I considered Gacy but then remembered he was from Chicago.
    Some friends mentioned Jack Mort. Which would make sense...the timeline is a little off but as you mentioned...other worlds than these.
    mal and GNTLGNT like this.
  7. taggs7475

    taggs7475 Well-Known Member

    Just finished today. I just assumed it was a reference to another random person like Burnside that would be his replacement because he was so old. Who knows like you said ... Other worlds than these. Really hope they have started at least taking about the third book because both were glorious!
    mal, Tooly and Theophania19 like this.
  8. inhumanking

    inhumanking Well-Known Member

    just finished BH this morning, and this comment by Lord Malshun stuck in my head too.
    it seems that he would be referring to a Burnside replacement (like taggs said), someone
    who could locate Breakers.
    my first thought was Dinky Earnshaw, but I can't remember where Everything's Eventual
    was set and it doesn't exactly line up with Dinky's skill set.
    I'm reading BV's 'The Road to the Dark Tower' now, and I'm hoping the answer is there...
    or in the (painfully delayed) updated Dark Tower Companion.
    mal likes this.

Share This Page

The Outsider - Coming May 22nd