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But with Lisey's Story, King has accomplished one more feat. He broke my heart.
Lisey's Story is, at its core, a love story--heart-wrenching, passionate, terrifying and tender. It is the multi-layered and expertly crafted tale of a twenty-five year marriage, and a widow's journey through grief, through discovery and--this is King, after all--through a nightmare scape of the ordinary and extraordinary. Through Lisey's mind and heart, the reader is pulled into the intimacies of her marriage to bestselling novelist Scott Landon, and through her we come to know this complicated, troubled and heroic man.
Two years after his death, Lisey sorts through her husband's papers and her own shrouded memories. Following the clues Scott left her and her own instincts, she embarks on a journey that risks both her life and her sanity. She will face Scott's demons as well as her own, traveling into the past and into Boo'ya Moon, the seductive and terrifying world he'd shown her. There lives the power to heal, and the power to destroy.
Lisey Landon is a richly wrought character of charm and complexity, of realized inner strength and redoubtable humor. As the central figure she drives the story, and the story is so vividly textured, the reader will draw in the perfumed air of Boo'ya Moon, will see the sunlight flood through the windows of the Scott's studio--or the night press against them. Her voice will be clear in your ear as you experience the fear and the wonder. If your heart doesn't hitch at the demons she faces in this world and the other, if it doesn't thrill at her courage and endurance, you're going to need to check with a cardiologist, first chance.
Lisey's Story is bright and brilliant. It's dark and desperate. While I'll always consider The Shining, my first ride on King's wild Tilt-A-Whirl, a gorgeous, bloody jewel, I found, on this latest ride, a treasure box heaped with dazzling gems.
A few of them have sharp, hungry teeth. --Nora Roberts
In LISEY'S STORY, King spends way too much time on the internal monologues of his main character, Lisey Landon.
Worst of all, nearly every other word is some invented cutsey phrase (the kind King likes in all of his books, but at least used sparingly before this).
When I started reading, I found myself putting the book down to do something else or not reading it at all for several days at a time.
Sick. I you have to really enjoy King, but<<<<spoiler>>>=
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This is my favorite book ever. I would recommend this to everybody. Just an amazing read, the best book ever.Published 18 days ago by sarah nigh
if there was ever an argument for audiobooks, this is it. Mare WInningham is excellent. She turns the inner-verbage of Scott & Lisey's relationship into something real. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Alli F.
I read that Stephen King thinks this is his best book, and I'd have to agree. If you are a King fan, you should have read this yesterday. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Jay Mercer
Started out kind of boring because Lisey is a widow but picks up speed and takes you for a great ride.Published 23 days ago by Sandra Wollard