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review The Talisman Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Å ყოვლისმომცველი ბოროტების წინაშე მდგარი თორმეტი წლის ბიჭის ამბავი თილისმას მართლაც გამოარჩევს ფენტეზის ჟანრ?ა ნაწარმოებებისგან ჯეკ სოიერი რომელიც სასოწარაკვეთილი ცდილობს სიკვდილისაგან იხსნას დედა წარმოუდგენლად საშიშ გარემოში ხვ?. Twelve year old Jack Sawyer's mother is dying of cancer and the only thing that can save her is The Talisman Can Jack cross America and The Territories to claim it and save his mother I first read The Talisman while waiting for the last three Dark Tower books to be published Thanks to the magic of getting older I forgot 95% of what happened When the ebook fell into my lap I was ready for a rereadBrief Side Bar This book fell into my lap because Goodreads offered me an ebook of my choice in order to share my notes and highlights At first this seemed like a pain in the ass but it wound up being pretty useful when formulating my review Also it beat carrying the massive hard cover around like a cave manThe Talisman is a coming of age tale and also a uest story Jack Sawyer's mom has cancer and the only thing that can save her is The Talisman a mysterious McGuffin housed in a haunted hotel all the way over on the opposite side of the country Fortunately Jack can cross over into The Territories a fantasypseudo western that exists alongside earth Still with meCo written with Peter Straub at the beginning of the 1980s The Talisman simultaneously feels like a dry run for the Dark Tower and a collection of Stephen King's greatest hits up to that point Jack's trek across the country is not that unlike the ka tet's journey to the Dark Tower and the Talisman is referred to as the axle of all worlds on several occasions just like a certain Tower King flirted with the concept of twinners in other books though not by name I have to believe Jack Sawyer is linked to Jake Chambers in some way Maybe King didn't think he'd ever finish the Dark Tower so he worked as many ideas from it into The Talisman as he couldThe greatest hits notion I mentioned Specific scenes seemed like they were almost lifted from other king books The talk Speedy gives Jack is a lot like the talk Danny Torrance gets from Scatman Cruthers I know that's not his name but I can't think of it at the moment in The Shining You also get King staples like the spooky tunnel There were echoes of other earlier King books in the mix that I've already forgotten Not only that there were some future echoes as well The Alhambra hotel anyone Also there were numerous things that would be revisited during various points of The Dark TowerSo where is Peter Straub in all this Honestly I can't say since I've never read any Straub solo books However there are a few times in the text where the writing lacks a certain Kingliness I'll chalk those up to Straub There was some backtracking I didn't care for that I'll also blame on StraubFor a kitten suisher of this size there wasn't a whole lot in The Talisman that felt like it could be pruned It takes a long time to hoof and thumb across America and The Territories and Jack Sawyer goes through several hells on the way Oatley and Sunlight Gardener's boys home were the worst in my opinion Give me a railroad trip over a radioactive wasteland over those two places any dayA co worker of mine said King is at his best when writing about kids I didn't agree with him at the time but I saw where he was coming from some ways into this book While I thought Jack and later Richie talked like seventeen year olds than twelve year olds what twelve year old doesn't want to go on an adventure I'd visit the Territories now as a 40 year old kid I felt for Jack's companions at times but I would also be frustrated trying to travel with Wolf More than once I would have left Richie behind though When Jack finally reached the Agincourt I had the put the book down so I could finish it at home rather than sneak read the rest in my cube The big showdown at the end reminded me a lot of something that happened in The Wastelands I was also really glad of how the ending turned out the ending of Cujo still fresh in my mindThe second time through The Talisman was just as enjoyable as the first time thanks to the magic of forgetting Trial run of the Dark Tower or no The Talisman is an enjoyable epic and a taste of things yet to come from Stephen King Four out of five stars

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ყოვლისმომცველი ბოროტების წინაშე მდგარი თორმეტი წლის ბიჭის ამბავი თილისმას მართლაც გამოარჩევს ფენტეზის ჟანრში დაწერილი სხ?. Weird bookThe great thing about us residents of the country of READING is that we are a diverse eclectic bunch We like and dislike all sorts of different books and for different reasons Sometimes a few of us will like a book or writer but for completely different motivations and coming from different perspectives altogether“It had great action”“There was wonderful characterization and dialogue”“It was a clever allegory and well written”Etc etcAnd so we come to Stephen King’s 1984 collaboration with Peter Straub The Talisman Published a couple of years after King began the The Dark Tower series with The Gunslinger readers will be drawn to King’s uniue style of fantasy – contemporary without too much gothic and or mythical elements There are horrific undertones but almost absurdist in its originalityLike The Dark Tower books and Insomnia and It and 112263 and several others of his works this is about a multiverse where different worlds are connected together by a thin membrane of a boundary easily crossedThis is about a child and a journey and inspiration was taken from Mark Twain this is a great American fantasy that may still hold attraction to any of King’s or Straub’s fans around this world There were villains and monsters and magic and heroesOur protagonist Jack Sawyer goes on a long uest to find the talisman and save his mother Along the way he finds friends and makes enemies and struggles and cries and almost dies and comes through to confront the bad guys and do what must be doneThis was WAY WAY too damn longI know that is a ubiuitous complaint of mine and maybe its true I have a truncated attention span but King and Straub took a long time to get to where they were going I did end up liking it but almost put it down and by the end was than ready for this to wrap up A hundred pages less hell even cutting it in half would have made it enjoyableI can see where other citizens of our country of READING will like this a lot than I did even notice some reviewers who list this among their favorites And while I did ultimately at least become interested and like it and finish it this was not one my favorites of his many great books

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The Talisman?ება უდანაშაულო მსხვერპლით ურჩხულებით მისტერიითა და დაუჯერებელი ხიფათით სავსე სამყაროში გადარჩენა მისი უმთავრესი ამოცანა?. “You don’t own a thing unless you can give it up what does it profit a man it profits him nothing it profits him zilch and you don’t learn that in school you learn it on the road you learn it from Ferd Janklow and Wolf and Richard going head first into the rocks like a Titan II that didn’t fire off right”Stephen King The TalismanBelieve it or not THE TALISMAN is the first Stephen King novel I have read I wish I hadn't put reading King off for so long I would have loved him in my teens This was a fantastic readTogether King Straub have written one of the greatest coming of age novels ever written THE TALISMAN belongs to the ranks of THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN DAVID COPPERFIELD DANDELION WINE Isn't it interesting that King Straub chose SAWYER for Jack's last name Yes I know I'm gushing over a book again Ok let me do a proper review for youTHE TALISMAN is a brilliantly plotted novel one that balances both horror and fantasy taking place in both our world and in an alternate universe In this world our hero Jack is on an epic journey to find the talisman and save the worlds plural King Straub traverse multiple places in these two worlds with all paths leading to the Black Hotel A place where there is an epic battle between goodness and darkness moon and sunOur young hero Jack Sawyer “twelve years old and tall for his age” is an amazing protagonist to lead us on this journey What Jack experiences test his emotional physical and mental endurance as he travels west to the Black Hotel his journey strengthens and hardens him The plot is complex as characters pass back and forth between worlds and dimensions It is a necessary for Jack to take for we learn that he is the key to preventing disaster on all worldsJoining Jack on this journey are Wolf and Richard who play Jim and Tom respectively to Jack's Huck In addition to serving as Jack's traveling companions they are Jack's greatest teachers as he learns of love friendship loyalty and protecting your herd In fact I would say the major theme of THE TALISMAN is loveIn relation to Wolf Wolf smiled so openlyand yet so wistfully that Jack was moved to take his hand It was something he never could have done in his old life no matter what the circumstances but that now seemed like his loss He was glad to take Wolf's warm strong hand 'I love you Jacky' 'I love you too Wolf' Jack said 'Right here and now' In relation to Richard Jack reached for Richard Richard tried to push him away Jack was having none of that He held Richard The two of them stood that way in the middle of the deserted railroad bed for awhile Richard's head on Jack's shoulder Then Richard fell on his knees with his hair in his tired face and Jack got down there with him and I can bear to tell you no only that they comforted each other as well as they could Jack's affection for his friends is indeed pure unconditional love He loves them openly and purely without reservation Jack's uest is a long one covering days and weeks and months; our hero travels tens of thousands of miles through psychically and physically draining landscapes At the completion of his mission Jack returns home in a matter of days chauffeured by Wolf's brother THE TALISMAN is ambitious in scopeTHE TALISMAN ends in light with the redemption and healing of Jack's cancer ridden mother and her twinner ueen Laura DeLoessian And finally the Talisman is transformed from a thing to symbol to nothingness At the end of The Talisman Jack's task is completed and he is safe for now for Travellin' Jack will make at least two appearances in King's Universe But for the time being Jack is back in his world on the verge of manhood and new adventures King Straub end their tale as they began it with a uote from MARK TWAIN So endeth this chronicle It being strictly the history of a boy it must stop here; the story could not go much further without becoming the history of a man When one writes a novel about grown people he knows exactly where to stop—that is with a marriage; but when he writes of juveniles he must stop where he best can