The Talisman

The Talisman

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To coincide with the publication of Stephen King and Peter Straub's extraordinary new thriller, BLACK HOUSE, here is the story that started it all. On a brisk autumn day, a twelve-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: his father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America--and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery. Jack Sawyer, on a desperate quest to save his mother's life, must search for a prize across an epic landscape of innocents and monsters, of incredible dangers and even more incredible truths. The prize is essential, but the journey means even more. Let the quest begin. . . .
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1©984.
ISBN: 9780670691999
0670691992
9780345447234
0345447239
9780375507779
Characteristics: 645 pages ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Straub, Peter 1943-

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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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ianwilliams_0 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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