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Rose Madder
Rose Madder
Author: Stephen King
This is the story of Rose Daniels. Escaping from her macabre marriage is not as easy as fleeing to a new city, picking a new name, finding a new job, and lucking out with a new man. Not with a husband like Norman...
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ISBN-13: 9780451186362
ISBN-10: 0451186362
Publication Date: 6/1/1996
Pages: 479
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 509 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 7
Wonderful book! I was absolutely impressed not as "gory" as some of stephens other books but it keeps you guessing through the whole thing, I will definitely re-read this one!
Ariadnae avatar reviewed Rose Madder on + 356 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
King creates one of his most frightening characters in Norman, the psychotic husband after revenge on his wife. Great and frightening story!
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Helpful Score: 6
This was a very interesting read. I felt there was much more character development than a typical Stephen King book, and there were some very powerful images in it that will stick with me for a long time. And true to King's form, it got pretty crazy at the end.
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Helpful Score: 4
Not the usual Stephen King.. this one is very unusual for his style. I wasn't all that impressed. It's about a battered woman's escape from her husband.
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Helpful Score: 4
Very surreal book; doesn't seem plausible but you'll find yourself drawn into this supernatural book! A battered woman finally finds the courage to leave her abusive husband. She finds a safe place to stay, and while out one day, she buys a painting that she is compelled to buy. For some reason, she was drawn to the painting. The strange thing about the painting is that it seems to change every day. Find out what happens when she gets lost (literally) in the painting when her husband comes chasing after her.
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marishka avatar reviewed Rose Madder on + 23 more book reviews
This was a good book but I don't think as fun a read as other Steve King books.
charlimo avatar reviewed Rose Madder on + 23 more book reviews
Suspenseful, as only Stephen King can be!
duffeybooks avatar reviewed Rose Madder on + 59 more book reviews
very good
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It's been years since I've read the book but I really enjoyed it!
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The second Stephen King book I have read. I can feel Rose's pain as she suffers abuse from her husband's hand. I did not like the ending.
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"Riveting, Engrossing...Packed with suspence"....People
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What a read. Don't let yourself get lost in her tale!