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Black House - Stephen King, Peter Straub
Black House
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Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer travelled to a parallel universe called The Territories to save his mother and her Territories "twinner" from a premature and agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living... show more
Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer travelled to a parallel universe called The Territories to save his mother and her Territories "twinner" from a premature and agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, WI. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories and was compelled to leave the police force when an odd, happenstance event threatened to awaken those memories.When a series of gruesome murders occur in western Wisconsin that are reminiscent of those committed several decades earlier by a real-life madman named Albert Fish, the killer is dubbed "The Fisherman" and Jack's buddy, the local chief of police, begs Jack to help his inexperienced force find him. But is this merely the work of a disturbed individual, or has a mysterious and malignant force been unleashed in this quiet town? What causes Jack's inexplicable waking dreams, if that is what they are, of robins' eggs and red feathers? It's almost as if someone is trying to tell him something. As that message becomes increasingly impossible to ignore, Jack is drawn back to the Territories and to his own hidden past, where he may find the soul-strength to enter a terrifying house at the end of a deserted track of forest, there to encounter the obscene and ferocious evils sheltered within it.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345470638 (034547063X)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 688
Edition language: English
Series: The Talisman (#2)
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LittleBookCove
LittleBookCove rated it
5.0
From page one, through to the final sentence, this book had me Hooked! Jack sawyer is now a man, and a sexy one at that. "Black House" is the second collaboration between King and Straub, and is the sequel to their first novel, "The Talisman".If you've read Talisman and if you're one of King's Const...
JacobScott
JacobScott rated it
2.0 Czarny Dom
Rozpoczynając przygodę z "Czarnym Domem" nastawiłem się na frajdę równą (lub jeszcze większą) jaką miałem czytając "Talizman". Niestety zawiodłem się. Nie znalazłem w niej tak magicznego klimatu fantastycznej przygody jak w części pierwszej. Zamiast tego przytłoczyła mnie chaotyczność i nierealność ...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
3.0
Audio version. I remember the first time I read this, I found the style of the narration incredibly irritating. If this had not been a Stephen King story, I'd have abandoned it before finishing the first chapter. But it *is* SK, and more importantly, the sequel to The Talisman. So I had to finish it...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
3.0 Black House
Audio version. I remember the first time I read this, I found the style of the narration incredibly irritating. If this had not been a Stephen King story, I'd have abandoned it before finishing the first chapter. But it *is* SK, and more importantly, the sequel to The Talisman. So I had to finish it...
Booklog
Booklog rated it
4.0 Black House
Much better as a collaborative effort than the Talisman, and in my opinion eclipses the original. This story is much darker and more grounded in our world. As a result, it feels less like fantasy, though it has elements, and more like a crime-story. And a frightening one at that. Charles Burnsid...
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