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... show more
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. . . .
Publish date: September 15th 2001
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Pages no: 672
Edition language: English
Series: The Talisman (#1)
Chased by the ambitious and power-hungry partner of his dead father, Jack Sawyer and his dying mother find themselves in New Hampshire, exiled from California. Jack is sent on a road trip back to the west coast to retrieve something called “The Talisman”. Its description is vague to the point of non...
Not too bad. Some of the 'stops' like in Oatley were entertaining, but it was vague. What was this Talisman? Why did he need to go get it? The connection with Morgan never really went deeper. Then just a random Wolf. Not too bad a read, but nowhere in league with The Dark Tower series.
Well, this is my last night in Phuket and even though I wrote this review a couple of years ago I still need to go over it again just to iron out all of the little spelling and grammatical mistakes that I may have made. Okay, you are probably asking me why, since it is my last night and it is a Satu...
“Everything goes away, Jack Sawyer, like the moon. Everything comes back, like the moon.” ― Stephen King, The Talisman Wow...Just wow. I normally have a patten with book's But this book. went "Everywere" I went. i just couldn't put it down. I'm ahead of myself because i'm trying to think of a...
A great adventure story that had me at times in tears and wondering why I hadn't read this a long time ago.