Lisey's Story (Lisey's Story)
Lisey lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five year marriage of profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestse ...more
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Its initial promise wore thin after about the 70th time the word "smucking" appeared. After about the 5th time the main character called her sister "Manda Bunny", the promise was not only rubbed off the book, it was replaced with a bit of sandpaper that grated directly against your nerves.
Stephen King could have do ...more
I listened to it on audio, but kind of followed along in the book too, sort of. Mare Winningham did a good job reading, and after a while I got used to her voices, although I think that she added a bit too much to the story. She made certain characters sound t ...more
King has gone beyond the horror genre with Lisey’s Story and written a, dare I say it, literary masterpiece. Its part horror, part love story, part tribute to a woman’s husband. It’s part creepshow, part romance and absolutely unclassifiable. King has written a novel that, ...more
I loved the experience of the audio - the reader is great and the audio definitely brings the story to life in different ways than the text itself does, but reading this with my very own eyeballs is rewarding in its own way. First, it's a more active, involved experience. Audio is very pas ...more
Romanticismo, drama, terror, misterio, suspenso, fantasía, ¿qué más? Excelente libro.
Es una novela diferente de King. A muchos no les gustó por esperarse una historia llena de terror, horror y asquerosida ...more
Do you know what i mean, babyluv? Can you feel this smucking annoyance towards this smucking book? Sure you can. Every great artist produces a smucking turd every now and again. Smuck the smuckers who think everything has to be so smucking perfect all the smucking time.
annoyed at all the smuckings? Yeah me too. Try reading 300+ pages of that plus other made-up language that repeats itself in almost EVERY paragraph.
To be honest, the last 200 pa ...more
Scott still speaks to Lisey, in her mind. He tells her to follow the clues, follow the bools. Her husband, a famous writer, died a few years ago. She spends nights remembering him, remembering his life, his near death, his other world.
“I think most kids have a place they go to when they’re scared or lonely or just plain bored. They call ...more
ETA: I don't really like it much. I had it on my TBR list since it came out. I suppose I read a good review of it somewhere. I'm almost 100 pages in and feh. Not much has happened and while I don't dislike the protagonist I find her kind of vapid and not interesting. There is way too much made up language that is DUMB. So that doesn't leave much, IMO.
I'm stopping at page 320. I am not wasting any more of my time on this. It's waaaay too long. ...more
Prelijepa priča o Lisi i njenom sjećanju na pokojnog muža , sa dovoljnom dozom krimija , malo horora i puno puno nostalgične atmosfere . Stvarno sam uživao .
Početak jeste konfuzan , i što se same priče tiče , ali i prijevod je tu "pomogao " ( mada , da ga ne oc ...more
Interestingly enough, I was ten, the same age as Scott when he lost both Paul and his dad, when I read my first Stephen King novel. I'll never forget the experience of reading Salem's Lot. It took me two days to consume what would become the portal to all things King for the next 25 years. My love affair with Mr. Ki ...more
Two years after Landon's death, Lisey finds herself being stalked by a deranged lunatic, and to save herself, she must call upon help from her crazy older sister, her dead husband, the dark secrets buried with him, and her own will. The story has al ...more
Garbage. Stephen King has apparently lost all of his previously considerable talent. This book reads like a mismash of about 4 of his other books (most notably coming to mind, the Stand, Rose Madder and the Dark Half) this book is absolute crap. Booya moon is boring and uninteresting (the place is pretty much a sissyfied version of the territories from the tailsman with a character actually mentioning the territories at one point), and contains an "evil monster" ...more
Lisey's Story treads the line between the slasher-horror novels that have made up the bulk of Kin ...more
I have read 56 books by Stephen King. Those who know me, know that I am a huge fan and that he has been an inspiration to me through the years. Maybe I am biased (I don't think so, I just believe he is a fantastic writer/story-teller...possibly the best of my generation) but of those 56 books I have read, I have never rated one less than 3 stars.
I came very close this time.
As the story wound toward its end I finally started to feel the vintage King pouring forth. Problem was, it came a little t ...more
I believe Stephen King himself said that LS is his attempt at romance writing- (and I clearly am paraphrasing here!) The thing is, while it is a love story and there is indeed a happily ever after ending- though certainly not in true Cinderella fashion- this is not just a story about the love between a hero and heroine, or even man and wife, as Scott and Lisey Landon were for 25 years. No, this is also a love story betw ...more
This book displays all that I love and hate about Stephen King. Lisey and her late husband, along with several peripheral characters, are well developed and interesting. Revealing inner dialogue, vivid scenes and tense moments are all over the place.
But. In most of King's b ...more
okay, so this book had some moments, but overall, it's helped me figure out what is wrong w/stephen king. i skimmed about 200 pages because they were just repetition, repetition, repetition. there were no suprises h ...more
I think you have to be a fan of both "literature" and "pulp" in order to like this book.
On the literature side, King digs so deep into people's character's that the pace resembles that of a Joyce Carol Oats novel: fascinating, but slow. Lisey's just this person; her husband the famous writer is the one who ever did anything outwardly significant. But, from a literary perspective, that makes her all th ...more
In his afterword, King specifically mentions how heavily his editor went at this story; he says he had first-year French compositions come back with less red ink on them. I don't care. It needed more. The first 200 pages could have been taken down to about 75, no exaggeration.
The book is basically about memory, and so I'm willing to accept that it's 50% flashback. But the way the flashbacks are ...more
In particular, the novel seemed to drag far too often and for far too long. It's a big book, and I think this story could have been told more effectively with only half the number of pages. I've never ...more
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