The Talisman by Stephen King

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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.
 

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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Heart-Shaped Box and Horns and writes an ongoing comic book series, Locke & Key. He makes lots of noise on Twitter under the handle @joe_hill.
 
Published September 25, 2012 by Pocket Books. 948 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, History. Fiction

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The quasi-cosmic, picaresque journey of twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer—across America on foot, "flipping" in and out of a parallel universe called the "Territories"—in quest of a magical talisman that will save his widowed mother (a former B-movie star) from dying of cancer.

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Rambles

Just the idea that Wolf should be a good guy, let alone shepherd to a flock of Territories sheep (hysterically called "creep" by Jack), is such a brilliant conceit that it still floors me.

Sep 11 2010 | Read Full Review of The Talisman

Hunts Post

But in the Territories, where monsters lurk, evil watches and an unbelievably precious prize awaits, Jack embarks on a desperate quests to fulfil a destiny he never sought but cannot escape… Phew!

Jun 17 2010 | Read Full Review of The Talisman

Troll in the Corner

What started in 1983 as an interesting idea in board games has become one of my all time favorite games to play in that or this century.

Sep 08 2010 | Read Full Review of The Talisman

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