We may be getting Straub/King's Talisman as a Film

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Doomed Investigator
Sep 23, 2017
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This was announced recently and now director Mike Barker, who does the rather good Handmaid's Tale TV series, is attached to direct.

Still a long way from this becoming a reality but when I revisited the King novels of my youth this one co-written by Straub struck me as the best of the lot.

It has a healthy dose of Straub in it (the prose is notably more elegant and the plot more streamlined than King's usual) and I suspect working with him was a big influence on King.

Essentially a mix of a dimension-hopping Huckleberry Finn and a much-gritttier LotR but Jim is a Werewolf, the book is well worth a read. I have the decades later sequel The Black House which I hear is quite good too but haven't got around to reading it yet.

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This could be pretty cool. Whether it happens or not, I need to go back and read this. It exists mostly as impressionistic images in memory, but I've forgotten most of the details.
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