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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.

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The Talisman
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4.3 / 5
Epic fantasy
February 13th, 2015
A big book for a big story. I found it to be a little long but quite good. I will be reading the sequel Black House next.
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One boys journey
December 29th, 2013
I first read this book in high school and have carried it with me most of my life in some corridor of my person. Oatly tunnel, fushing feef, and of course Wolf. Strangely i remembered most how Richard took like 12 aspirin that time he had a fever. Too many, but there it is. Ifn you like this kind of story you may want to try the book Weaveworld. Anyway, a very satisfying read, this one.,.,.,.,.,.,
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Wonderful story/GREAT writing
June 25th, 2013
I enjoyed this book immensely! I loved the writing style, and story line. I became so caught up in Jack's adventure, that it made me excited to read what would come next, and it made me CRY - which was totally unexpected. I would highly recommend this book to anyone - except those too reserved and restricted in mind to delve into fantasy and enjoy the ride!! Now on to the sequel!
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1 review
February 27th, 2013
If you're a fan of either of these authors you owe it to yourself to read this.
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