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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?
     
  2. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...look up Albert Fish, I think that's the reference ma'am....
     
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  3. Theophania19

    Theophania19 Member

    Didn't Albert Fish precede Charles Burnside though? I'll give it a gander.
     
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  4. Theophania19

    Theophania19 Member

    Yes...Fish was a serial killer in the 1930's whose crimes were greatly paralleled by The Fisherman.
     
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  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...might have been Gacy too...I just thought of Fish in the "there are other worlds than these" sense...
     
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  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.
     
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  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!
     
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  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.
     
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