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    The Talisman is one of my favorites! Black House has a different vibe, for sure, but skipping over Talisman will cheat you out of Jack's childhood.
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    It's been years since I've read Talisman but I remember it being excellent. Never got around to reading Black House, but have wanted to because of the Crimson King connection.
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    Talisman was the first King book I ever read. My first thought was, "Well, this is different."
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    It's been years since I've read Talisman but I remember it being excellent. Never got around to reading Black House, but have wanted to because of the Crimson King connection.
    I'm a little shocked The Talisman is even being discussed on a KING'S WORST thread. I love that book. My top 5 King reads always fluctuates, but The Talisman is often up there.

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    Agree, Talisman was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    The first time I think I made it about 150 pages in before I quit. Just tried again, this time the audiobook because I can usually get through books that are hard to read that way, and I made it 10 hrs in to chapter 18 and had to quit. It was torture trying to listen to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I've tried to read The Talisman twice and just can't get into it. My next King read will be Black House. I've heard it's very different from The Talisman so maybe I'll enjoy it, or hopefully at least be able to get thru it.
    Really no point in reading Black House if you haven't read The Talisman; as someone who likes neither, even I would say there are interesting things in both, and they please many King readers (even if not me), and they are worth giving a chance.
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    It's been years since I've read Talisman but I remember it being excellent. Never got around to reading Black House, but have wanted to because of the Crimson King connection.
    I'm a little shocked The Talisman is even being discussed on a KING'S WORST thread. I love that book. My top 5 King reads always fluctuates, but The Talisman is often up there.
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    If everyone had the same opinion what a dull world this would be.

    I really liked THE TALISMAN, really disliked BLACK HOUSE.

    Really loved the first GWENDY, liked the 2nd a lot (not a King book though)

    I really liked ELEVATION except for a few lines.

    Didn't like FROM A BUICK 8 or TGWLTG at all.

    Absolutely despise LISEY and her dumb story and her hamburger helper belches.

    Loved BLOCKADE BILLY.

    Disliked THE COLORADO KID.

    I kind of liked ROSE and GERALD and DOLORES though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ur2ndbiggestfan View Post
    Absolutely despise LISEY and her dumb story and her hamburger helper belches.
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    The Talisman and Black House are very different from each other, and while I like them both, I can understand why they are polarizing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
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    I've tried to read The Talisman twice and just can't get into it. My next King read will be Black House. I've heard it's very different from The Talisman so maybe I'll enjoy it, or hopefully at least be able to get thru it.
    Really no point in reading Black House if you haven't read The Talisman; as someone who likes neither, even I would say there are interesting things in both, and they please many King readers (even if not me), and they are worth giving a chance.
    I'm going to attempt Black House. It's the pick for our book club later this month. And Talisman is for tomorrow, hence why I tried to give it a second shot. I've heard from people that Black House isn't necessary and that it's drastically different, so maybe I'll enjoy it? Who knows, we'll see.


    I think the reason that I can't get into The Talisman is that it had a very Dark Towerish feel to it, and it's more fantasy like which is just not my thing. And I know I've said this before, but since it is King's worst thread, I'll admit it again... I'm not a fan of the Dark Tower series, and honestly I would rank that at the bottom of King's works. Yes even below Lisey's Story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
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    I've tried to read The Talisman twice and just can't get into it. My next King read will be Black House. I've heard it's very different from The Talisman so maybe I'll enjoy it, or hopefully at least be able to get thru it.
    Really no point in reading Black House if you haven't read The Talisman; as someone who likes neither, even I would say there are interesting things in both, and they please many King readers (even if not me), and they are worth giving a chance.
    I'm going to attempt Black House. It's the pick for our book club later this month. And Talisman is for tomorrow, hence why I tried to give it a second shot. I've heard from people that Black House isn't necessary and that it's drastically different, so maybe I'll enjoy it? Who knows, we'll see.


    I think the reason that I can't get into The Talisman is that it had a very Dark Towerish feel to it, and it's more fantasy like which is just not my thing. And I know I've said this before, but since it is King's worst thread, I'll admit it again... I'm not a fan of the Dark Tower series, and honestly I would rank that at the bottom of King's works. Yes even below Lisey's Story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    I think the reason that I can't get into The Talisman is that it had a very Dark Towerish feel to it, and it's more fantasy like which is just not my thing. And I know I've said this before, but since it is King's worst thread, I'll admit it again... I'm not a fan of the Dark Tower series, and honestly I would rank that at the bottom of King's works. Yes even below Lisey's Story.
    Yeah, I can understand not being into the fantasy stuff. I'm usually not, either. With that said, Black House is definitely more "real world-y" (with some DT connections), so based off what you said I think you may end up enjoying it more than The Talisman.

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    First off, I don't think that "novella" sized books like Blockade Billy and Gwendy even fit the bill. I can't fathom The Talisman making anyone's worst novel list. For me, it's one of King's most fully realized novels, and it's one that actually has an ending that lives up to the rest of the novel.

    That being said, the bloated Tommyknockers is worst. So much so, that it is one of the few King novels I have never revisited. Maybe I should, but I just can't get the bad taste from the first time around out of my mind.
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