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    Quote Originally Posted by MonteGss View Post
    Why didn't you like it Odetta? I'm curious, did you like The Talisman?
    I LOVED the Talisman! I found Black House really hard to get into and it just didn't keep my interest as Talisman did. Talisman is much more... Dark Tower-esque than Black House. I had to force myself to finish it...

    that being said, I think Black House had some really interesting characters, just the story was hard for me to get into.
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    Black House was extremely hard to get into from the start, but I thought it got better as it went on

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    I agree, once it got going I couldn't stop, plus it is better the second time around

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    I loved Black House from the very first page, while the Talisman is for me just another example of what I tried to explain above: it was great till all the fuss (aka action) started, and the last 50 to 100 pages were unbearable. Same with Dreamcatcher.

    I think it's just the reason why I love Wolves so much: there's hardly any action at all, and everything that happens happens in minds or tongues...

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    i thought Talisman was hard to get through at first, and only got better once Wolf joined the story.

    Black House I loved pretty much all the way through. I loved the serial killer angle, it spooked the crap out of me. the thunder five bikers were awesome. And it all led up to that evil effing house. i forgot the blind guy's name, but he was a great character.

    I wanna see what happens in Talisman 3.

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    Cant wait for Talisman 3 and yes, WOLF is the best

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    henry! he was a very memorable character.

    thanks, mister.

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    No problem,
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    he was a hell of a person to lose

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    I know.

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    Another great character that perhaps Mr. King didn't know what to do with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Beck View Post
    I know.

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    Another great character that perhaps Mr. King didn't know what to do with.
    I don't know. I'm afraid we're moving further and further off topic, but I'll still say it here: it always seemed (felt) to me that

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    when King's characters die - unlike those of many other authors - it's because they die. Not to prove something to the reader, not to make some author's idea clearer, not to provoke some reaction from the part of the reader, and not for technical reasons - they just die. It's their destiny, and their honest death, not the author's arbitrary decision.

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    makes sense. i like that idea, Jean. and it fits with how he comes up with his stories. he said when he writes it's like finding a piece of string and following it to wherever it may go. no ending prepared. he just gets there as he goes along.

    you're right though. i almost forgot what thread this was. we sort of took a turn back there.

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    Sorry for going of track, cry pardon

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    You guys are going to kill me.

    The Drawing of the Three Ė This one is because Iíve read it so many times I just canít stand the boring lobstosities and beach sequences. I also am not a big Susannah fan is her first appearance either.

    Also, The Dark Half and From A Buick 8

    Iíve still never gotten around to Tommyknockers or Thinner. I liked Insomnia, EoTD, Liseyís Story, Bag of Bones or others that have been mentioned.

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    You're right. You're dead.

    Just kidding.



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    no everyone's entitled to their own opinion, of course.

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    not a problem, not...a....problem.

    drawing of the three is a personal favorite of mine, but that's ok. now close your eyes real quick.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    You're right. You're dead.
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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    I'm afraid we're moving further and further off topic
    Thank you Jean. You and I are of the same mind I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Beck View Post
    drawing of the three is a personal favorite of mine, but that's ok. now close your eyes real quick.

    lol, I expected as much

    Like I said it's more the fact that I've read it so many times. That's the main reason why it's on my list.

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    i hear ya, guthrie. i was just effing with ya.

    it's only a personal favorite of mine because of the age that i read it, my mindset at the time, and up to that point, i had never read anything that interested me as much. the doors, the characters, moving in and out of worlds. I loved it. I had read some King books before the DT series, but that's about it. I didn't even read LotR until I was 17.

    And while i loved the gunslinger, dott was on a whole other level for me. and i became hooked right away.

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    Rose Madder. Hated it. Insomnia and Bag of Bones were not fav's of mine either.

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    I loved Insomnia AND Bag Of Bones! (Not read Rose Madder yet)...oh well, horses for courses! What was it you didn't like RF?

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    I don't think I ever finished Rose Madder....can't remember. That's also a pretty good sign, imo, that it wasn't very good.

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    Slow boring reads.
    No offense but King went on a kind of 12 step repentance with the writing of an "abused woman" book.

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