Black House Book Summary and Study Guide

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Stephen King and Peter Straub are back with the long awaited sequel to The Talisman. Retired detective Jack Sawyer must revisit his long forgotten past to rescue a small boy who has been kidnapped by an agent of the Crimson King, and solve the child murders plaquing the town of French Landing. In classic King/Straub style, Black House is filled with past and present, interwoven with fantasy and reality.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   Why do they stay in the haunted house/boat?

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   teleportation


United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Unusual forms of death    -   eaten    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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