Recommendations based on The Talismanby Stephen King

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  1. Black House

    by Stephen King
    A police detective and an ex-FBI agent investigate a mysterious murder in a small town.

    A series of murders has begun to plague the town of French Landing, Wisconsin . The murderer is dubbed "The Fisherman", due to a conscious effort by the killer to emulate the methods of serial killer ... (Wikipedia)

  2. The Eyes of the Dragon

    by Stephen King
    A thrilling fantasy adventure set in a magical kingdom, filled with danger and intrigue.

    The Eyes of the Dragon takes place entirely within the realm of Delain (which itself is located within In-World from, The Dark Tower, series, as established in " The Little Sisters of Eluria "). It ... (Wikipedia)

  3. 'Salem's Lot

    by Stephen King
    A small town is terrorized by a vampire, forcing its citizens to fight for survival.

    Ben Mears, a writer who spent part of his childhood in Jerusalem's Lot , Maine , has returned after 25 years. He quickly becomes friends with high-school teacher Matt Burke and strikes up a ... (Wikipedia)

  4. The Long Walk

    by Richard Bachman
    Fourteen boys face a grueling test of endurance and willpower as they compete in a life-or-death march.

    One hundred teenage boys join an annual walking contest called "The Long Walk" or just "The Walk". Each contestant, called a "Walker", must maintain a speed of at least four miles per hour; if he ... (Wikipedia)

  5. The Running Man

    by Richard Bachman
    A man's journey fighting for his life in a deadly game, facing impossible odds.

    In 2025, the world's economy is in shambles and America has become a totalitarian dystopia. 28-year-old Ben Richards, an impoverished resident of the fictional Co-Op City, is unable to find work, ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The Bachman Books

    by Richard Bachman
    Four short horror stories exploring themes of justice, revenge and mortality.

    Omnibus collection of four early Bachman novels (Rage, The Long Walk, Roadwork, The Running Man) and the essay "Why I Was Bachman" ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Vampire Lestat

    by Anne Rice
    A vampire's exploration of his immortality and the secrets of the world of the undead.

    Set in the late 18th century to the late 1980s, the story follows the 200-year-long life of the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, and his rise from humble beginnings as impoverished nobility in the ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Swan Song

    by Robert R. McCammon
    After a nuclear war, a group of survivors journey across a devastated America, facing danger and hopelessness.

    The novel begins with nuclear war breaking out between the submarine fleets of the U.S. and the Soviet Union . The President , wracked with guilt over his role in the carnage, prepares to input a ... (Wikipedia)

  9. The Gunslinger Born

    by Peter David
    A thrilling fantasy adventure, filled with action, suspense, and unexpected plot twists.

    'The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.' With those words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King's Roland ' an implacable gunslinger in search of the ... (Goodreads)

  10. Lonesome Dove

    by Larry McMurtry
    Epic tale of two former Texas Rangers on a cattle drive from Texas to Montana.

    It is the late 1870s. , Captain Woodrow F. Call and Captain Augustus "Gus" McCrae, two famous retired Texas Rangers , run the Hat Creek Cattle Company and Livery Emporium in the small Texas border ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Odd Thomas

    by Dean Koontz
    A young man with an unusual gift encounters an ancient evil, and must use his powers to save his town.

    In the beginning of the book, Odd Thomas is silently approached by the ghost of a young girl brutally raped and murdered, and through his unique ability to understand the dead, is psychically led to ... (Wikipedia)

  12. The Queen of the Damned

    by Anne Rice
    A vampire queen's quest to restore the vampires to power and uncover the secrets of the past.

    Librarian's note: An alternate cover edition can be found, here, In 1976, a uniquely seductive world of vampires was unveiled in the now-classic Interview with the Vampire . . . in 1985, a wild and ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Witching Hour

    by Anne Rice
    A dark and mysterious tale of secret families and supernatural forces.

    From the author of the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles comes a huge, hypnotic novel of witchcraft and the occult through four centuries. Demonstrating, once again, her gift for spellbinding ... (Goodreads)

  14. Phantoms

    by Dean Koontz
    A small town is plagued by a mysterious force that leaves no survivors. A team of scientists and locals must uncover the truth before it's too late.

    Jenny and Lisa Paige, two sisters, return to Jenny's hometown of Snowfield, California, a small ski resort village nestled in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains where Jenny works as a doctor, and find no ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Shadowland

    by Peter Straub
    A young man discovers his family's dark secrets and confronts the evil lurking in the shadows.

    You have been there…,if you have ever been afraid. Come back. To a dark house deep in the Vermont woods, where two friends are spending a season of horror, apprenticed to a Master Magician. Learning ... (Goodreads)

  16. Intensity

    by Dean Koontz
    Thriller of a young woman's race against time to save the life of an innocent child.

    Chyna Shepherd is a college student visiting the family of her friend, Laura Templeton, for a long weekend. Chyna, who was abused and neglected by her mother as a child, finds that the Templeton ... (Wikipedia)

  17. The Name of the Rose

    by Umberto Eco
    A Franciscan friar investigates a series of murders in a medieval monastery, uncovering a sinister plot.

    In 1327, Franciscan friar William of Baskerville and Adso of Melk , a Benedictine novice travelling under his protection, arrive at a Benedictine monastery in Northern Italy to attend a theological ... (Wikipedia)

  18. Neverwhere

    by Neil Gaiman
    A mysterious journey through a hidden realm of London, filled with danger and unexpected allies.

    Neverwhere is the story of Richard Mayhew and his trials and tribulations in London. At the start of the story, he is a young businessman, recently moved from Scotland and with a normal life ahead. ... (Wikipedia)

  19. The Martian Chronicles

    by Ray Bradbury
    Human colonists struggle for survival on Mars, facing the challenges of a new world.

    The strange and wonderful tale of man’s experiences on Mars, filled with intense images and astonishing visions. Now part of the Voyager Classics collection. The Martian Chronicles tells the story of ... (Goodreads)

  20. Ghost Story

    by Peter Straub
    Four elderly men gather to confront a supernatural entity that has haunted them since their youth.

    In life, not every sin goes unpunished. GHOST STORY For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Body

    by Robin Waterfield
    A philosophical exploration of the human body, its functions, and its relationship to the mind and soul.

    Gordon "Gordie" LaChance reminisces about his childhood in Castle Rock, Maine. At that time, Gordie's elder brother Dennis, whom his parents favored, had recently died, leaving Gordie's parents too ... (Wikipedia)

  22. The Passage

    by Justin Cronin
    A post-apocalyptic tale of survival, as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

    The novel is broken into 11 parts of varying lengths. The story itself is broken into two sections: the first and shorter section covers the origins of the virus and its outbreak, while the second is ... (Wikipedia)

  23. NOS4A2

    by Joe Hill
    A supernatural adventure of a young girl trying to save her family and others from an evil immortal.

    The book opens in a hospital in 2008. Charles Manx, a convicted child abductor, briefly wakes from a coma to threaten a nurse. Her coworkers don't believe her claim, because he exhibits only limited ... (Wikipedia)

  24. 2010: Odyssey Two

    by Arthur C. Clarke
    A team of astronauts and scientists embark on a mission to explore Jupiter, encountering thrilling adventures along the way.

    The story is set nine years after the failure of the, Discovery One, mission to Jupiter . , A joint Soviet-American crew, , including Heywood Floyd from 2001 , on the Soviet spaceship Alexei Leonov ... (Wikipedia)

  25. Days Gone Bye

    by Robert Kirkman
    Small-town sheriff's journey to survive a zombie-filled apocalyptic world.

    The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. Heart-Shaped Box

    by Joe Hill
    A retired rock star's haunted purchase leads to a terrifying confrontation with death.

    Aging, self-absorbed rock star Judas Coyne has a thing for the macabre – his collection includes sketches from infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a trepanned skull from the 16th century, a used ... (Goodreads)

  27. Imajica

    by Clive Barker
    A man embarks on an epic journey to discover the hidden truths of the universe.

    The novel opens with a man, Charlie Estabrook, hiring the mysterious assassin Pie'oh'pah to murder his estranged wife, Judith. Pie heads to New York and makes an attempt on Judith's life, but fails. ... (Wikipedia)

  28. 2001: A Space Odyssey

    by Arthur C. Clarke
    An interstellar journey of exploration, confronting humanity's place in the universe.

    A mysterious alien civilization uses a tool with the appearance of a large crystalline monolith to investigate worlds across the galaxy and, if possible, to encourage the development of intelligent ... (Wikipedia)

  29. Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft

    by Joe Hill
    A family's mysterious journey of unlocking supernatural secrets, discovering their destiny.

    This plot is presented in chronological order. During the American Revolution , a group of Rebels, hiding beneath the future Keyhouse, discover a portal to another dimension, the plains of Leng , ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Breakfast of Champions

    by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    A humorous exploration of life's absurdities, through a madcap journey of a protagonist.

    Kilgore Trout is a widely published, but ignored and virtually invisible writer who is invited to deliver a keynote address at a local arts festival in distant Midland City. Dwayne Hoover is a ... (Wikipedia)