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Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer travelled to a parallel universe called The Territories to save his mother and her Territories "twinner" from a premature and agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, WI. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories and was compelled to leave the police force when an odd, happenstance event threatened to awaken those memories.

When a series of gruesome murders occur in western Wisconsin that are reminiscent of those committed several decades earlier by a real-life madman named Albert Fish, the killer is dubbed "The Fisherman" and Jack's buddy, the local chief of police, begs Jack to help his inexperienced force find him. But is this merely the work of a disturbed individual, or has a mysterious and malignant force been unleashed in this quiet town? What causes Jack's inexplicable waking dreams, if that is what they are, of robins' eggs and red feathers? It's almost as if someone is trying to tell him something. As that message becomes increasingly impossible to ignore, Jack is drawn back to the Territories and to his own hidden past, where he may find the soul-strength to enter a terrifying house at the end of a deserted track of forest, there to encounter the obscene and ferocious evils sheltered within it.

Synopsis:

Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called The Territories to save his mother and her Territories "winner" from a premature and agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, WI. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories and is compelled to leave the police force when an odd, happenstance event threatens to awaken those memories.

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than thirty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Peter Straub is the author of fourteen novels which have been translated into more than twenty foreign languages. He lives in New York City.

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crowyhead, September 15, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is an all right, but not great, sequel to The Talisman. For the first couple chapters, I found the intrusive narrative voice to be REALLY annoying, but that eased up after a while. I liked individual parts of the plot, but overall it just doesn't have the focused intensity that The Talisman has. I mean, I loved the characters (the Thunder Five and Henry Leyden especially), but I didn't feel like they were used skillfully enough and the whole plot didn't really hang together as well as it should have. I was captivated while I was reading this, but unlike The Talisman, when I finished I felt unsatisfied.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375431517
Author:
King, Stephen
Author:
Straub, Peter
Author:
Stephen King and Peter Straub
Publisher:
Random House Large Print
Location:
New York
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Dark/Horror
Subject:
Wisconsin
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Ex-police officers
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Horror
Edition Number:
1st large print ed.
Edition Description:
Large Print
Large Print:
Yes
Series Volume:
no. 53
Publication Date:
20010915
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1056
Dimensions:
9.62x6.52x1.75 in. 2.93 lbs.

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Product details 1056 pages Random House Large Print - English 9780375431517 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called The Territories to save his mother and her Territories "winner" from a premature and agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, WI. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories and is compelled to leave the police force when an odd, happenstance event threatens to awaken those memories.
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