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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2012
September 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
944
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pocket Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
7.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Epmes ,

Republished

This was first published in 1984. The store says it was published in September, 2012, but that date is probably for the electronic version here. Regardless, good book.

MatrixVoom ,

Phenomenal!

I remember reading this book at 11 years old, devouring it for hours on end, both terrified and entertained. At that time and several decades later I consider it one of my favorite Stephen King novels. On a whim I decided to read it as an adult and still find it engaging and mesmerizing.

I did not pay attention at the time, but reading the novel now, I am disappointed in some of the racist and homophobic undertones, but it is a book of its time. Looking past those unfortunate choices by SK at that time, this is still an amazing read.... A great blend of fantasy and horror.

Genre busting in its day and still original!

TopherSpring ,

Amazing

This book took me back to my childhood. The fabric of two worlds blurred. Very good read.

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