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The Talisman (The Talisman, #1)
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Justin Gerber | 30 comments Discuss, Losers! It's axiomatic!

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Tim Vargulish | 3 comments I wasn't sure if I'd read this one. I remember I tried reading it in high school and thought it was too dense but I couldn't resist giving it another shot. I'm really glad I did. I enjoyed the heck out of it. I'd still say the first 200 or so pages were pretty slow but once I met Wolf I was pretty hooked.

Stacy | 8 comments One of my to five of his work. Maybe top three. My husband loved this one too. All things serve the beam.

Marc-Antoine | 92 comments I’ve read this one three times now and still love it. Wolf! Right here and now!

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John Morgan | 4 comments I am about half way through. This is my second read and I am loving it. I need a friend like Wolf.

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Taylor Hensel | 7 comments Really enjoying this one. Starts slower than usual for King, but I haven't been bothered by that so far. Speedy's shack full'a porn threw me a little bit, but he had...kind of a decent explanation for it?
Emphasis on kind of. Could totally see this winding up under Poundcake. Overall though, for now, I'm glad I decided to hit the road with Travellin' Jack.

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Taylor Hensel | 7 comments Finished reading about Jack's trip through the dark forest a couple nights ago. Loved the scene where the woods come alive and try to kill him. You can totally tell that both Straub and King are big "Evil Dead" fans based on that scene. Great job toning down the sequence from the movie while also maintaining the menace.

I'm at the part now where Jack arrives in Oatley. Nothing about this town feels chill.

P.S: Do the scenes set in The Territories remind anyone else of "Game of Thrones"? Definitely got a Westerosi vibe from the summer palace and Captain Farrin. And if Osmond isn't the long-lost brother of Ramsay Bolton, I don't know who is.

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John Morgan | 4 comments As a young man I did lots of hitchhiking during the mid 80s. While listening to the podcast I heard some of you laughing and doubting all of Jack's experiences of sexual predators. I will say in my experience that was absolutely true. I would say that about 70% of the rides I got involved some type of sexual attempt. It was always men, sometimes polite and when I said no it was dropped. Others were not so polite and were downright scary as hell. The worst one involves me jumping out of a moving car as I realized we were not going where he said but we were headed to the woods. We all know nothing good was going to happen there. It was one of the scariest moments of my life.

Justin Carter | 1 comments I have a question concerning the flipping of characters. We learn that characters flip over according to where their twinner is located in the other world. When Morgan of Orris comes to the depot to find Jack and Richard have taken the train, it mentions he hears Osmond about to arrive. When the boys arrive at the military camp Osmond is already there. Not sure how he would get there before the boys if he was arriving to the depot after the boys had already left. Also we know that Jack is singular, but in the final show down Jack (but as Jason) kicks Morgan and both Morgans are injured. I am assuming that pain delivered to one is delivered to both? Hope you guys have an insight!

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