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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
A really great story woven by "The Master" Stephen King! Through 600+ pages - I never lost interest & didn't want to put it down. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Judith A. Bunnell
Since the book started out more reality based, the sequences at Boo'ya Moon was difficult to separate from the rest of events. So much of it was sad, grief & loss.Published 10 days ago by Dott thayer
This novel was not of my liking but I love Stephen King's books.Published 12 days ago by Mariana Guerrerro
I stopped reading Stephen King's novels after The Tommyknockers. I read about this novel in an interview he did with The Paris Review and decided to give his work another try. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Janet H. Landis
i have been a fan of stephen king's since i read carrie on a flight from anchorage to san francisco in 1974 (or was it 1975?). Read morePublished 1 month ago by penny i. evans