History Literature / BlackHouse

24th Jun '16 5:21:42 AM DontKillBugs
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Along with Charles Burnside, Mr. Munshun's avatars in the human world are shown to have included the likes of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Fish Albert Fish]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Dahmer Jeffrey Dahmer]], and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Haarmann Fritz Haarmann]], among many, many others.
15th Feb '16 11:55:18 PM rtan
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* GeniusBruiser: The Thunder Five are boisterous, brawling, hard-drinking, leather-wearing bikers with big, bushy beards and missing teeth. They are also all college graduates, well-read gentlemen who are very knowledgeable about literature and philosophy and are skilled ale brewers whose product is absolutely legit. "Thunder Five" is only what locals call them; they call themselves "The Hegelian Scum".



* LaserGuidedKarma: As happened at the end of ''Literature/TheTalisman'', the collapse of the Big Combination causes bad things to happen to bad people, only now, this effect affects the entire multiverse.



* MadnessMantra: The word 'opopanax' seems to seize Jack's mind when he's under a great deal of stress.

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* MadnessMantra: The word 'opopanax' seems to seize Jack's mind when he's under a great deal of stress. Several other characters have a tendency to rant, in Mr. Munshun's strange accent, unpleasant gibberish about foxes in foxholes, rats in ratholes, etc.


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* SexySecretary: Rebecca Vilas is a ''bit'' more than a secretary to Chipper Maxton.
23rd Jan '16 9:18:28 AM nombretomado
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[[quoteright:328:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/400000000000000047799_s4_542.jpg]]The sequel to StephenKing and Peter Straub's 1984 novel ''Literature/TheTalisman'', ''Black House'' reunites us with Travelin' Jack Sawyer, who once undertook a long and dangerous quest across America and across the plane of worlds in order to save his mother's life. Jack is now in his thirties, a former homicide detective who retired early from a career with the LAPD. He has forgotten about his adventures as a twelve-year old, even as the effects continue to shape his life, and he is so determined not to remember that even the suggestion of events related to those times is enough to induce panic attacks.

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[[quoteright:328:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/400000000000000047799_s4_542.jpg]]The sequel to StephenKing Creator/StephenKing and Peter Straub's 1984 novel ''Literature/TheTalisman'', ''Black House'' reunites us with Travelin' Jack Sawyer, who once undertook a long and dangerous quest across America and across the plane of worlds in order to save his mother's life. Jack is now in his thirties, a former homicide detective who retired early from a career with the LAPD. He has forgotten about his adventures as a twelve-year old, even as the effects continue to shape his life, and he is so determined not to remember that even the suggestion of events related to those times is enough to induce panic attacks.
19th Nov '15 4:31:01 PM nombretomado
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* AllGrownUp: Jack Sawyer. He had just turned thirteen when last we saw him.
28th Aug '15 10:29:52 PM rwe1138
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* TrueCompanions: Subverted with the Thunder Five biker gang, which is noted several times throughout for its members being profoundly loyal to one another. Then, [[spoiler: the failed assault on Black House kills one of them and scares the other two so badly that they run away and it is implied that their association ends with this show of cowardice, though it is not stated outright.]]

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* TrueCompanions: Subverted with the Thunder Five biker gang, which is noted several times throughout for its members being profoundly loyal to one another. Then, [[spoiler: the failed assault on Black House kills one of them and scares the other two others so badly that they run away and it is implied that their association ends with this show of cowardice, though it is not stated outright.]]
24th Jun '15 6:18:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAce: Sawyer is exceptionally handsome and brilliant, and just about all the decent characters express something approaching awe at his abilities at some point in the novel. It's heavily implied that his abilities and good looks are at least to some extent the products of his time in the Territories and exposure to TheTalisman.

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* TheAce: Sawyer is exceptionally handsome and brilliant, and just about all the decent characters express something approaching awe at his abilities at some point in the novel. It's heavily implied that his abilities and good looks are at least to some extent the products of his time in the Territories and exposure to TheTalisman.the Talisman.



* MyGreatestFailure: When Jack begins remembering the events of TheTalisman after returning to the [[MagicalLand Territories]], one of his immediate memories is [[TheWoobie Wolf's]] slow dying after [[DimensionalTraveler flipping to Earth]] because of Jack and his HeroicSacrifice; his dialogue implies that Jack never really got over his guilt in Wolf's death.

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* MyGreatestFailure: When Jack begins remembering the events of TheTalisman ''Literature/TheTalisman'' after returning to the [[MagicalLand Territories]], one of his immediate memories is [[TheWoobie Wolf's]] slow dying after [[DimensionalTraveler flipping to Earth]] because of Jack and his HeroicSacrifice; his dialogue implies that Jack never really got over his guilt in Wolf's death.
6th Jan '15 9:46:16 AM Andrew
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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Wendell Green is, for much of the book, morally shady but not irrevocably ''unethical.'' Jack and the other characters hate him, but that's the nature of the relationship between cops and reporters. Paying some small sums of cash ($20 or so) to folks so he can get access to records and conversations is not approved by media ethicists, but a lot of reporters do it. And the tone of his stories, while opinionated, is not unacceptable. But he leaps headlong off the slippery slope at the police station, when he actively attempts to spark a dormant riot so he can get a better story. He actually realizes how unethical that is, but shrugs it off.
22nd Dec '14 5:24:41 PM Andrew
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* KarmaHoudini: Wendell Green gets his head knocked around several times, but things actually work out pretty well for the unethical reporter. He gets some photos of Black House before Jack and Company blow it out and sells the photos for a ton of money. Then, he gets the perfect photo of [[spoiler: Jack's assassination.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Wendell Green gets his head knocked around several times, but things actually work out pretty well for the unethical reporter. He gets some photos of Black House before Jack and Company blow it out up and sells the photos for a ton of money. Then, he gets the perfect photo of [[spoiler: Jack's assassination.]]
22nd Dec '14 3:11:07 PM Andrew
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* TheCavalry: Parkus invokes the concept of TheCavalry in comparing the Dark Tower to a besieged mission in old Western movies. However, he quickly disabuses Jack of the notion that Sawyer and his friends back in Wisconsin play that role. Roland his ka-tet are the cavalry- they're the ones who are destined to save the day. Jack's role is to fight a delaying action, ruin the Crimson King's plan and give Roland a chance to do what he's supposed to do.

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* TheCavalry: Parkus invokes the concept of TheCavalry in comparing the Dark Tower to a besieged mission in old Western movies. However, he quickly disabuses Jack of the notion that Sawyer and his friends back in Wisconsin play that role. Roland and his ka-tet are the cavalry- they're the ones who are destined to save the day. Jack's role is to fight a delaying action, ruin the Crimson King's plan and give Roland a chance to do what he's supposed to do.
22nd Dec '14 2:00:08 PM Andrew
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* TheCavalry: Parkus invokes the concept of TheCavalry in comparing the Dark Tower to a besieged mission in old Western movies. However, he quickly disabuses Jack of the notion that Sawyer and his friends back in Wisconsin play that role. Roland his ka-tet are the cavalry- they're the ones who are destined to save the day. Jack's role is to fight a delaying action, ruin the Crimson King's plan and give Roland a chance to do what he's supposed to do.


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* KarmaHoudini: Wendell Green gets his head knocked around several times, but things actually work out pretty well for the unethical reporter. He gets some photos of Black House before Jack and Company blow it out and sells the photos for a ton of money. Then, he gets the perfect photo of [[spoiler: Jack's assassination.]]
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