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ISBN: 0007100434 / ISBN-13: 9780007100439

Black House

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  • Black House (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd) – Trade paperback (2002)
    by Stephen King, Peter Straub

    Black House

    Trade paperback, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    2002
    English
    640 pages

    ISBN: 0007100434
    ISBN-13: 9780007100439

    Two of the greatest storytellers of our time join forces to create an epic thriller of unsurpassed power, a twisting, compelling story of a small American town held in the grip of evil beyond all reason. Abandoned by his friends as they cycle through the Wisconsin town of French Landing, ten-year-old Ty Marshall spots a crow hopping towards him down the sidewalk. Then it calls his name. Fascinated, Ty gets off his bike for a closer look -- and is dragged into the shadows. Is Ty destined to become the fourth victim of the ... Show more

  • 1. Trade paperback, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2002

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  • 2. Trade paperback, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2002

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Reviews of Black House

Overall customer rating: 3.500
roan

a fair book with some good parts

by roan on Aug 29, 2007

While I do not generally look to Stephen King for eloquent writing, he can create and describe a mind-bending nightmare world as no one else. This novel, which follows the previous Straub-King effort, is very engaging. Many of the scenes and characters are nearly cliché and predictable. The twisted aspects of the plot and the bizarre nature of the crisis go far in making up for this. An old geezer wearing a dressing gown and shifting between alternate realities while wreaking havoc is a novel idea. The pace of the novel is fast. The writing is a bit more polished and comprehensible than most King work, due most likely to the Straub collaboration. This book is self-contained; it is not necessary to read Talisman first. King does provide a unique point of view and periodically makes a comment or an observation that is immensely real, capturing the essence of the situation. The bikers and their dialogue are shallow, but the queen in the asylum and the dream connection with Jack are very good. The notes from the Fisherman, signed ?your fiend? and the snatching of a kid leaving a sneaker are haunting. I enjoyed the book, but King?s real talent is writing short stories. His ideas have a variety and range that are practically unmatched.

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