Lisey's Story Author:Stephen King Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award winning bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisely had to learn from him about books and blood and bools. Later,... more » she understood that there was a place Scott went -- a place that both terrified and healed him that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it’s Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons. Lisey's turn to go to Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited.« less
I used to be a huge Stephen King fan -- I loved most of his early work including 'Salem's Lot, The Shining, Carrie, Cujo, Firestarter, The Dead Zone, The Stand, and on and on. However, I just could not get into this novel. I tortured myself by reading the first 150 pages before I decided to give it up! I really got frustrated with the made-up language King kept using like "bool," "blood-bool', "bad-gunky", SOWISA, and "strap it on" to name a few. This one pretty much made me give up on King!
I found this book hard to get into at first, had to push myself to stay with it, but I'm glad I did in the end - it's a haunting love story. I read it at night and have to admit it kept me awake long after I had finished it, thinking about the long boy with the endless piebald side.
This has to be one of my least favorite books of King's. I did not like the main character at all. She got on my nerves quite a bit throughout the book. I flogged through to the end but the book never quite grabbed my attention.
I have read everything ever written by Stephen King... but I just couldn't finish this book. I forced myself to get to page 346, but I still wasn't into it. I read the reviews on here and it seems that a lot of people really liked it... I guess this just wasn't my style.
I'm a huge Stephen King fan. The past 15 years I've been working towards reading all his books in chronological order. Seeing he wrote so many before I was even bored, it's taking me quite a while to get caught up.
Anyways, this was definitely not one of my favorites. It took me over a year to get through it because I kept putting it down to read something else. It wasn't holding my interest, but I just finished it a few minutes ago, and I'm glad I did. The end brought all the crazy story telling together and made sense of some of the confusing chaos that went on in the story.
One thing I appreciate about King is that he has a story to tell, and he just goes for it unapologetically. There is even a Author's Statement in the back where he thanks his editor for helping me whittle down parts of the story, but then states he still just went and did his thing. I guess he knows what works. :)
Having read just about all of King's other works, I came upon this title and thought I had found an unknown treasure. HOWEVER, I just could not connect with this book. In past experience with this author I could not wait to finish the book to see how it all comes together. With this title I just wanted the nonsense to end. UGH.
This book's imagery and use of phrasing will just blow you away. King as always has the ability to draw you in without your even realizing it, and soon hours pass because you just can't put this one down!
I read this book looking for a thrilling Stephen King ride. The further into the book I got, the more and more I ached for my husband (who was sitting right next to me!)
I passed the book on to my sister at a most unfortunate time, her husband was overseas.
She loved and hated the book! The entire journey was exciting and well worth the read.
This book is difficult to get started, but I think it stems from the fact that the content is so very different than what any of us are used to. I would reccomend that you just keep going...you will be glad you did. Great Read!