The Talisman (King and Straub novel)

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The Talisman is a 1984 fantasy novel by American writers Stephen King and Peter Straub.wikipedia
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Black House (novel)

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King and Straub followed up with a sequel, Black House (2001), that picks up with a now-adult Jack as a retired Los Angeles homicide detective trying to solve a series of murders in the small town of French Landing, Wisconsin.
Published in 2001, it is the sequel to The Talisman.

Peter Straub

The Talisman is a 1984 fantasy novel by American writers Stephen King and Peter Straub.
Several horror novels followed, with growing success, including The Talisman and Black House, two fantasy-horror collaborations with Straub's long-time friend and fellow author Stephen King.

Stephen King

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The Talisman is a 1984 fantasy novel by American writers Stephen King and Peter Straub.
King has written two novels with horror novelist Peter Straub: The Talisman (1984) and a sequel, Black House (2001).

The Talisman (comics)

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The Talisman has been adapted into a 2008 short film and a graphic novel much like The Stand and The Dark Tower.
The Talisman is a comic book adaptation published by Del Rey of the novel of the same name written by Stephen King and Peter Straub.

Jack Names the Planets

The title of the track is taken from a chapter of the Stephen King and Peter Straub novel, The Talisman.

Walter Scott

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The plot is not related to that of Walter Scott's 1825 novel of the same name, although there is one oblique reference to "a Sir Walter Scott novel."

The Talisman (Scott novel)

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The plot is not related to that of Walter Scott's 1825 novel of the same name, although there is one oblique reference to "a Sir Walter Scott novel."

Cancer

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Jack Sawyer, twelve years old, sets out from Arcadia Beach, New Hampshire in a bid to save his mother, who is dying from cancer, by finding a crystal called "the Talisman."

Parallel universes in fiction

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Twinners can also "flip" or migrate to the other world, but only share the body of their alternate universe's analogue.

The Dark Tower (series)

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Jack is taught how to flip by a mysterious figure known as Speedy Parker, who is the twinner of a gunslinger named Parkus in the Territories.

B movie

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In the Territories, the beloved Queen Laura DeLoessian, the twinner of Jack's mother (a movie actress known as the "Queen of the B Movies") is dying as well.

Werewolf

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Of particular importance are the werewolves, known simply as Wolfs [sic], who inhabit the Territories.

New Hampshire

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It is a decaying building on the New Hampshire coast, at the end of the novel deserted except for Jack's mother.

The Tommyknockers

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The Alhambra was also a notable location in King's novel The Tommyknockers.

Evangelism

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When Jack and Wolf are accused of mischievous "hitchhiking" and "trouble-making" by a highway police officer, they are sent by the court to a camp/school for troubled youths run by evangelist Robert "Sunlight" Gardner/Osmond.

Indiana

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It is located in eastern Indiana and parallels a terrible open pit mine in the Territories where slaves are used to gather radioactive ore for Morgan.

Open-pit mining

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It is located in eastern Indiana and parallels a terrible open pit mine in the Territories where slaves are used to gather radioactive ore for Morgan.

Illinois

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A boarding school for wealthy boys in Springfield, Illinois.

Gargoyle

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The school is shifted into another plane by Morgan, where wolves and gargoyle-like creatures try to seize Jack.

California

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In the ruined town of Point Venuti on the northern California coast.

United States dollar

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The publisher financed a USD$550,000 promotion budget and several articles ran which hailed the collaboration of the two writers and speculated what would be “the greatest horror novel ever written.”

People (magazine)

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Actual popular and critical reception, however, were mixed and ran the spectrum from "worst" (People: "Worst of Pages" list) and "best" (Twilight Zone: Year's Best Novel).

Twilight Zone literature

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Actual popular and critical reception, however, were mixed and ran the spectrum from "worst" (People: "Worst of Pages" list) and "best" (Twilight Zone: Year's Best Novel).