Who doesn't love Stephen King, or at least acknowledge his impact on popular fiction? I am a fan. Having said that, I sometimes feel like Mr. King is getting paid by the word. On any given Sunday, I can get lost in his prose that is both lyrical and visceral. In fact, I listened to rhetoric first chapter of The Talisman several times, first for enjoyment and then to study the narrative elements and story arc.
This is not my first Talisman rodeo. I listened to the audiobook some time ago and both read and listened the sequel to Black House. Revisiting the Territories and the excellent Stephen King characters was time we'll spent. "Right here and now, Wolf."
Speedy Parker is another of my favorites and the protagonist, Jack Sawyer, is compelling as well. The villains are villains. The horror is portrayed with suffice gratuitous detail for most fans of the genre.
Mr. King writes in the omniscient viewpoint, which gives him supreme cosmic (narrative) power. Gotta love it. I also blame him for my early floundering in regards to point of view. He makes it look easy. The rest of us mere mortals probably should stear clear of omniscient point of view. #justsaying
If you haven't read The Talisman, I highly recommend it.
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