|Plot Summary of The Talisman|
"Travelling Jack" is 12 and his mother is dying - Untill he meets Speedy Parker, an old black fairground hawker, who teaches him how to change their lives for ever. Jack finds himself in the Territories, a wonderous yet terrifying place, so like home yet with creatures so IMPOSSIBLE! Jack must journey from one coast of the USA to another (though distance is covered more quickly in the Territories there are stranger dangers all around), and he must bring home the Talisman to save both his mother and a Queen from another world.
This synopsis report prepared by Sue Jeffrey
|Chapter Analysis of The Talisman|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 30%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- part earth & part fantasy world
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- dimension travel
- on a parallel earth in another dimension
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
If magical mental powers:
- 20th century
- 19th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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