Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman's got to hold on to.Meet Dolores Claiborne -- island woman, mother of three, murderess and overall high-riding bitch. And I love her! She is strength and smarts and dignity personified and in my opinion, one of the most vivid and memorable literary creations ever to walk the pages of any book. I don't say that lightly. Yes I'm a fan, yes I'm gushing, but this is also a more tempered, critical evaluation after living with her existence t ...more
Will this be a rubbernecking event? Or is an obviously guilty woman obviously and truly guilty with the crime she is being accused of?
Truly, the story is a lot more complex and interesting than any first glance, and more than anything, we're meant to get in deep within Dolores's s ...more
It’s a confession really.
About her husband and what happened during that eclipse. About her employer but; mostly, and most importantly, about herself: as a woman, and a wife, and a mother.
It is a very chilling tale, told by today’s master of the craft.
The bell resonates.
I fell into her voice and found myself in that small town, on that little island, off the coast of Maine w ...more
“Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman's got to hold on to.”
One of King's greatest talents is in his writing of characters, making them come across as realistic paper-people with sympathetic emotions and believable motivations. Dolores Claiborne is a work of art - she's not the typical heroine that carries a novel with her beauty, intelligence, station in life, or luck of fate. Instead she's average with her life but takes herself up a notch, makes herself stand out by standing strong in the fa ...more
Audiobook – Narrated by Frances Sternhagen – Excellent Narration.
Written as one chapter, this is the story of Dolores Claiborne who is suspected of murdering her wealthy employer.
Instead, during one long night, in a police interview, she confesses to murdering her husband 30 years ago.
The story goes back in time as she tells about the woman she worked for and is suspected of killing, about her marriage and her violent and abusive husband, and her life on Little Tall Island.
I’ve read the book on ...more
As I had recently read Gerald's Game, I thought the eerie connection of two unrelated women who experience terror(view spoiler)[ and kill their husbands (hide spoiler)] during the total eclipse added to the suspe...more
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The entire novel is told by Dolores Claiborne in her sworn statement to the investigating police. Her employer of 40 years has died in a tragic accident … or did Dolores kill her? Dolores doesn’t pull any punches, she tells us on page two that she did not kill Vera Donovan (though Vera deserved killing, more than once … she was a high-riding bitch). No, Dolores did nothing to hasten old Mrs Donovan’s ending … but she did kill her husband, Joe St George, twenty-nine years ago.
In this book we have a woman named Delores Claiborne, whose husband died ...more
When questioned by the police about the death of her employer, Dolores Claiborne answers in a way that no-one would have imagined. Two officers and one stenographer then listens as she tells her story - and what an amazing story it is! No chapters and almost exclusively one long monologue, heavily accented and often uncouth, I enjoyed this very much! The thrilling and mystifying tie-ins to th ...more
Prošlo je više od godinu dana kada sam se zadnji puta družio s imaginacijom velikog gospodina Kinga, tako da je bilo vrijeme da ponovno zavirim u njegov uvrnuti mozak. Kao i uvijek, nisam se prevario jer sam dobio jednu vrlo dobru priču o disfunkcionalnoj obitelji, koja nema fantastičnih elemenata pa time spada u, kako ja to volim reći, obična Kingova djela.
Radnja započinje kada se glavna protagonistica Dolores sprema ispričati svoju pri ...more
Ultimately it's a story that explores the complexity of human relationships, motivation, and disappointment using well-drawn, layered, and interesting characters that border on caricatures--in other words, the kind of book I love.
The dialect/dialogue is also quite impressive, even if occasionally a l ...more
Es un libro diferente de King. Es un drama muy desgarrador. Es increíble la capacidad de este autor para tocar las cuerdas más ocultas de nuestros corazones.
Me encariñé muchísimo con Dolores Claiborne. Y obviamente Vera Donovan... Es uno de los mejores personajes jamás creados por King, en mi opinión.
En algunas partes se me hizo bastante pesado, sin embargo esta novela me tocó el alma.
Tiene un final muy f ...more
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It starts with Dolor ...more
There are some great lines in this book, as Dolores and Vera's working relationship mo ...more
My decision to read this one was a mix of reasons. A). It was coming onto Halloween and it's always great to read something that makes you uncomfortable. B). Dolores Claiborne has been gracing my shelves for - well - for awhile, waiting. (For some reason, I always feel the need to brace myself before jumping into the horror genre. A lot). C). I was ready.
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I don't think I was aware, really, of how much of Stephen King's work was built into our pop culture when I first picked this up out of my grandmother's book pile during a "camping trip" when I was twelve or so. I hate camping, always have, but as a child, your interests in such things mean much less to your parents. Regardless, camping with my grandparents was actually hanging o ...more
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This one's a sister-novel to its twin Gerald's Game. Before moving ahead, I could suggest reading the latter first and then this book. However other reviews suggest otherwise. :)
The story in both the books converge somewhere in the middle for a very small time. But otherwise, the two books have different sets of characters but occurring in the same location (Maine, U.S.A.) within the same time-line. The theme is nearly the same, excepting Gerald's Game contained some typical elements of ...more
Dolores Claiborne is being questioned by police over the death of her employer, Vera Donovan, who broke her back falling down the stairs - or was she pushed? But as Dolores tells her story, it turns out she is responsible for a death, just not Vera's.
Stephen King chose to write this novel in the first person voice of Dolores who speaks in a very folksy, colloquially New England style, and it's up to the reader whether or not this voice is something you can handle or not as it goes on fo ...more
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