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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
I read and I read and I read and by page 200 I realized I really don't like this book.
This story has it all, horror, romance, mystery, suspense, supernatural... Kings writing is beautiful and well crafted.
In LISEY'S STORY, King spends way too much time on the internal monologues of his main character, Lisey Landon.
Interesting coping mechanism...escape method to survive the ugliness of real life. You do what you have to do to survivePublished 1 day ago by Tonya Horn
Fascinating tale with many dimensions. It was a little hard to follow at times, but it kept me engaged throughout. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Luther E. Boone
I love this book, I've read it several times. It's got tons of twists and turns. Not to gory, just the right amount of suspense and imagination!Published 16 days ago by Crystal D. Tischner
The older you get the more jumbled up your memories get of the past. Whether or not this justifies the way this drags this book out for nearly 700 pages is another matter. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Law Tech
awesome as usual from Mr King. He gets you in....and keeps you interested throughout the story....I would definitely recommend! Boo YaPublished 19 days ago by Denise Dankenbring
This a book of female angnst and reminiscing of the past, the actual real time action is minimal. The cute little pet names and childish talk is way overdone, it's not a bad book,... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Grokfish
What can I say....it is Stephen King! I have read almost every book written by SK, including short stories and have rarely been disappointed. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Sandra Vargas
From the looks of the divided reviews at this site there is a lot of debate whether or not it was SK's best novel or his worst. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Ronald E. Foore
the best of sk. I have read and reread all his books, short stories etc and this is my favorite. I have reread it three times already. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kay hawkins