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Discussion in 'Black House' started by lowman, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. lowman

    lowman Well-Known Member

    I thought this book was outstanding! Definitely one of my top favs,it had it all wraped into onto one.id like for them to make a third book where jack gets to go back and let his friends know he still alive and have another adventure. I also liked how the talisman and blackhouse linked in with the dark tower stories as well,very interesting.
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  2. TheRedQueen

    TheRedQueen And Crazy Housewife

    This is one of my top favorites. The first quarter of it was really hard for me to get into, but then it just transformed into this deep, incredible story with characters so richly written they could be real. Henry and Beezer are my favorite characters, people I'd love to meet if it were possible. And while I enjoy the Talisman, in my opinion it's nowhere near as good as Black House. This book should get a lot more credit.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I just wish the Steve & Peter show would get the Third book off the back burner....
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  4. SpazzTheBassPlayer

    SpazzTheBassPlayer Well-Known Member

    I know, right? They confirm they want to do it but they have been saying "Next year" for two years :D
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  5. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I heard Dean Koontz is willing to take a crack at it. Black House blew me away when I read it. I loved that book.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...as much as I love Dean, how about "Hells no!"...
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  7. TheRedQueen

    TheRedQueen And Crazy Housewife

    Koontz? Koontz?! Oh please no.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it's a quip...that won't happen....
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  9. jeremy1357

    jeremy1357 Member

    I totally agree. This one made talisman so much better for me. Integral to the tower. I feel a third one coming that is going to be even more tied in. Speedy says, he may still have a roll to play in the tower yet.
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  10. Ted Brautigan

    Ted Brautigan Well-Known Member

    I'm not quite done with BH yet but I am enjoying it more than the Talisman. And that's really saying something. I feel like this book never comes up in discussing his best books but I love it so far.
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  11. lowman

    lowman Well-Known Member

    I agree BH was excellent i couldnt put it down. Beezer was my fav to.
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  12. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Maybe only Straub for a third in the Talisman/Black House series, but imho an sK/Koontz collaboration of any kind would be an incredible event.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I would be pickled tink, if they'd ever team up...hell, I'd love to see Cujo vs Golden Retriever meself...
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  14. Ted Brautigan

    Ted Brautigan Well-Known Member

    If there were a third T/BH novel I would love a prequel about Jack's dad. Some of my favorite parts in Talisman were the sub chapters about Morgan and how Jack's dad showed him the Territories.
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  15. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    That would be amazing.
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  16. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    IMO, Koontz and King would not be a good idea. Not being a Koontz fan. I just think King outshines him to a very high level.
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  17. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I'm not a Koontz basher but I agree with doowopgirl. Koontz stretches his ideas to the limits and not in a good way. Many of his books have unsatisfying endings and the antagonist is almost always picked from three of his favorite categories. I've enjoyed many of his stories but most are inflated and recycled. Having said that, he has surprised me on occasion with wonderful stories. He will never be able to copilot a book with King, IMO. Koontz has more money in his jeans pocket than I have in my bank account, probably, but sometimes his writing is so encumbered that it seems like he quotes endless synonyms from the Thesaurus in lieu of creating an authentic vision.
    ...I'll just take my hat in hand if you will show me the door. LOL.
  18. bigkingfan91

    bigkingfan91 Well-Known Member

    I really enjoyed this one, have only read it once though and that was last year. I have one book left on my first Dark Tower journey and I've taken a break from it to try and make it last a bit longer lol. I remember tons from The Talisman but somehow don't remember much from this one. So I'm dying to re read it before I finish my DT journey. Does that seem like a good idea, or is that really not necessary before I read book 7 of the DT? I've heard a lot of people recommend reading this one and Insomnia before 7 so I thought I'd ask. Already re read Insomnia so its either this one next for a re read and a freshener or moving onto book 7!
  19. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    I would read Black House before DT 7.

    I also forgot everything about this novel after the first read. That's very unusual for SK, for me. The only other ones that this happened with were Cell and Duma Key.

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