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