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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.
This was not my favorite Stephen King book. This was one of his first post-accident, post-retirement books and it was one of the few that I found lacking in depth and action. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Author Don Massenzio
I generally don't like King's books, or horror in general, but got this one because of something he said about it, that it was important to him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wayne Edward Hanson
I loved this book. A love story and thriller all in one. Good Job Steven!Published 1 month ago by Coleen M. Shupe
Great book .a true s k novel can't stop reading was sad when it ended makes your brain do overtime still thinking about it days later a must read for s k fansPublished 1 month ago by lenita waltman