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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
This was one book by Steven King I hadn't read. I should have left it that way. Rambling, unclear characters and direction, I just couldn't even force myself to read past chapter... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kaye Miller
What an incredible and magical story! One of those books where it stays in your mind all day and you can't wait to get back to it. Read morePublished 5 days ago by nanbatch
oh, lord have mercy.
i am fond of stephen king's work and have romped happily through most of his work with delight. this particular gopher, though.... Read more
having read all of King's novels, this is probably one of my least favorite. I just could not get into the story. I may come back to this book in a few years and try again.Published 27 days ago by David T
I picked up this book after reading an interview which Stephen King said this was his best work. After reading 11/22/63 I couldn't wait to read more by him. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Tiffany Kramer
I just finished this book, and I thought it was beautiful. I have been on a Stephen King reading jag-I have literally devoured 20+ of his books over the past six months- and this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Southmayd
Probably my favorite SK book. Very good story with many layers. I actually enjoy
the special words the couple shared that SK thought up. Read more
Not your typical King novel. While I appreciate the story it was a hard read, too long, full of queer insider lingo and a storyline that jumped so much in the beginning I gave up... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Zuzuzum
Of the twenty or so Stephen King books I've read in the past couple of years, I think this one my stay with me the longest. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joe S. Webster