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BRILLIANT ! BRILLIANT! BRILLIANT!,
This review is from: The Talisman (Paperback)
My dictionary gives the definition of the above word as "shining, sparkling, splendid, very clever & distinguished" which sums up the book perfectly. I just loved it. I picked this up in my local library, having read some Stephen King a long time ago, I wasn't expecting too much, but I just couldn't put this down. I've been up till 2am every night reading it and now that I've finished the book, I have immediately started reading it again (which despite being an avid reader, I have never done before). Beautifully crafted, funny, terrifying and sad, to reach the end of the book feels like a bereavement - the characters are so real they seem to jump off the page at you. I want to go and live in the Territories NOW! This is the best escapism ever.