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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.
I haven't read it yet, but I'm completely satisfied that it's great. I've never read anything bad from Steven King!Published 3 hours ago by Terri D Riley
Lifetime King fan who was surprised to find this title unread, especially being out for awhile. Could not put this book down. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Kenneth Blank
I love how a freshly read book moves through me like a small breeze, the story replaying at random places as it hangs to memory. Read morePublished 21 days ago by G. Voth
Lisey's Story got some fairly mixed reviews on here, but after (belatedly) reading in Stephen King's AMA on reddit that this was SK's favorite story he ever wrote, I was determined... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Alison Lee
I love this read, SK spent a lot of time getting you to the pool and helping to under where Lisey and Scott had been. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Kevin Smith
I got this on the recommendation of a friend who liked it very much. If you're a King fan, you'll know his style and what you like about him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Trancelucence
As a life-long Constant Reader some of The Master's work starts off slow and takes perseverance to keep reading. Lisey's Story is like this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LarryBear
I have no clue why this got so many bad reviews. I absolutely loved this book. I fell in love with Lisey and the love story between her and her husband. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BreviewerC
Muddled plot, piles and piles of paper, annoying and boring heroine...these are the main things I got from this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Cathy