The Talisman

The Talisman

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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The iconic, "extraordinary" (The Washington Post) collaboration between #1 bestselling author Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy's quest to save his mother's life. Why had twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer's mother frantically moved the two of them from Rodeo Drive to a New York City apartment to the Alhambra, a fading ocean resort and shuttered amusement park in New Hampshire? Who or what is she running from? She is dying . . . and even young Jack knows she can't outrun death. But only he can save her—for he has been chosen to search for a prize across an epic landscape of dangers and lies, a realm of innocents and monsters, where everything Jack loves is on the line.
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9781451698367
Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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bbock291
Dec 11, 2020

Had its moments but few and far between. Things didn't really start happening until the last one third of the book.

Readers who enjoy epic fantasy might enjoy. Those who prefer a bit more action along the way might find it too long to be enjoyable. For me, it was a long slog reading marathon.

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jceebee
Nov 16, 2019

My second most favourite book of all time.

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Cdh2121
Nov 05, 2019

A GREAT book, of an epic adventure through another dimension.

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Smac11
May 16, 2018

Totally a drag. Everything seemed random and nonsensical and uninteresting to me.

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jrichardson06
Feb 24, 2014

Read Black house the 2nd book

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IamTotoro
Jul 03, 2013

Amazing book.

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danielestes
Feb 26, 2013

The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub was my first trek into the world of Travelin' Jack Sawyer and the Territories, and as a fan of King's Dark Tower series (of which this eventually became a companion novel), I was delighted to go back to a time when the Dark Tower universe was young and largely unexplored. Or as King might phrase it, most of the fossil had yet to be discovered. Getting comfortable with Jack's world takes some time even though everything seems similar to our own. In the beginning, at least. It wouldn't be a classic King novel without plenty of supernatural surprises along the way. Part of the fun is experiencing the journey from Jack's perspective, and Jack has no idea what he's in for so we get to learn and grow with him.

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Jun 21, 2014

ianwilliams_0 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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