Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub

February 2003

This is sort of a sequel to The Talisman, a book I fell in love with as a 14-year-old. I say "sort of a sequel", because Black House doesn't really have a whole lot in common with The Talisman besides a few shared characters/locations and some references in the second book to things that went on in the first. Even though this was disappointing to me in a way, I still found Black House to be interesting enough in its own right. There are some intriguing characters and memorable scenes (as well as some average, cheesy horror-movie moments, but no matter...). Like most Stephen King books, Black House is a fast, entertaining read. It's not great literature, but it sure passes the time on a long plane journey.

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