The Talisman

The Talisman

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Baker & Taylor
Twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer braves the mysterious dangers of the Territories, a surreal parallel world, in his quest--across the United States-for the Talisman, the only hope for his dying mother and for his own survival.

Simon and Schuster
The iconic, “extraordinary” (The Washington Post) collaboration between bestselling authors Stephen King and Peter Straub—an epic thriller about a young boy’s quest to save his mother’s life.

Jack Sawyer, twelve years old, is about to begin a most fantastic journey, an exalting, terrifying quest for the mystical Talisman—the only thing that can save Jack’s dying mother. But to reach his goal, Jack must make his way not only across the breadth of the United States but also through the wondrous and menacing parallel world of the Territories.

In the Territories, Jack finds another realm, where the air is so sweet and clear a man can smell a radish being pulled from the ground a mile away—and a life can be snuffed out instantly in the continuing struggle between good and evil. Here Jack discovers “Twinners,” reflections of the people he knows on earth—most notably Queen Laura, the Twinner of Jack’s own imperiled mother. As Jack “flips” between worlds, making his way westward toward the redemptive Talisman, a sequence of heart-stopping encounters challenges him at every step.

An unforgettable epic of adventure and resounding triumph, The Talisman is one of the most influential and highly praised works of fantasy ever written.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Viking : Putnam, 1984
ISBN: 9781501192272
9780345444882
0345444884
9780670691999
0670691992
9780425105337
0425105334
9780375507779
Branch Call Number: FIC King S
Characteristics: x, 644 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Straub, Peter 1943-

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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
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Read Black house the 2nd book

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Amazing book.

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