The Talisman (The Talisman, #1) by Stephen King

Into the Wild

Read The Talisman (The Talisman, #1) Online Free - 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. . . .

Title : The Talisman (The Talisman, #1)
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ISBN : 0375507779
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 652 pages


Lisa rated it ★★★★★

November 28, 2007

My favorite book of all time! To me, it is just the perfect epic hero's journey story. I love that it takes place in the early 80s; I love the grittiness and ugliness of what happens to Jack as he travels back and forth between this world and The Territories, and I LOVE the character of Wolf. The...

Carol rated it ★★★★☆

April 09, 2017

4.5 Stars. Can't classify this one as horror, but THE TALISMAN is one wild and woolly action-packed fantasy ride!"Traveling" Jack Sawyer is a good kid and 12 years old when he and his mother flee Los Angeles for New York ultimately ending up in an empty, creepy hotel in New Hampshire; and while J...

Dirk rated it ★★★★☆

May 18, 2013

Tricksy Review There is so much that happens in this novel, that any thoughts I can cram into one review will always be woefully inadequate. Don't you sometimes think there's more to life than order? Don't you want just a little magic? It is perhaps a good thing to read this book three decades down t...

Dustin rated it ★★★★★

January 03, 2013

Recently, a good GR friend agreed that the word 'magical' is a great way of describing The Talisman. In turn, she shared a quote by Markus Zusak: “Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you've finished just to stay near it.” Only now can I...

Becky rated it ★★★★★

April 23, 2016

One of the things that I love the absolute best about Stephen King's books (most of them) is that they are immensely re-readable, and depending on where is in one's life, or how many of King's other books one has read, the experience could be completely different each time. I have loved this book...

Lou rated it ★★★★★

July 24, 2012

Heartwarming journey of self discovery and triumph. Travelling Jack is on a quest to save his ailing mother through worlds within worlds. The story's playing within worlds reminds me of dr Seuss Horton hears a who movie, where actions in one world have repercussions in the other. Jack meets famil...

David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party rated it ★★★★★

January 25, 2015

Dave's Quick Judgement - THE DEFENSE - Book is so cohesive, it feels like it was written by one author instead of two. - Horror and fantasy elements are blended together perfectly. - Story is astonishingly original and unpredictable. - Prose is lush and magical. - Events are very exciting (part...

Gorgona rated it ★★★★☆

February 23, 2017

"Talisman" je napisan zajedničkim snagama od strane Pitera Strauba i Stivena Kinga. Obojica su obeleženi etiketom horor pisaca iako se znatno više služe suspenzijom i kreiranjem atmosfere iščekivanja, sa provlačenjem horor motiva. Upravo takva je i ova priča, sa izletom u nepoznato i neverovatno....

Franco rated it ★★★★☆

July 08, 2015

Este es uno de los libros más difíciles de conseguir de King; sólo se consigue usado, e incluso así es complicado hacerse con él. Por suerte llegó a mis manos su más valuada edición: en tapa dura, editorial Plaza y Janés. Es uno de mis libros más importantes. Sí, quería presumir. —¿No piensas a ve...

Brian rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 15, 2014

It was bound to happen at some point in my reading aloud to my wife that I would finish a book and we would let out a collective groan. I just wish it had been on something less than 670 pages. I began to stitch together a longish review pinpointing all of the things that didn't work in this book,...

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