Lisey's Story

Lisey Landon lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five-year marriage of profound, sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was a celebrated, award-winning, novelist. And a complex man. Lisey knew there was a dark place where her husband ventured to face his demons. Boo'ya Moon is what Scott called it; a realm that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed to write and live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face her husband's demons. And what begins as a widow's effort to sort through her husband's effects becomes a perilous journey into the heart of darkness.

Review:

A wondrous novel of marriage, a love story steeped in strength and tenderness, and cast with the most vivid, touching and believable characters in recent literature ... A dazzling novel that you'll thank yourself for reading long after the final page is turned. Nicholas Sparks, author of THE NOTEBOOK What he gives us here is a powerful picture of older women supporting each other in grief and danger. Lisey and his sisters are some of his most successful female characters Time Out Described as his most autobiographical yet, this tale is classic Stephen King territory of the supernatural and the normal, of magic and bleak reality, all concocted with an alchemy that fizzles and bubbles Sunday Express Accomplished ... unputdownable ... his mesmerising best Observer on BAG OF BONES An incredibly gifted storyteller Guardian King is the greatest popular novelist of our day,comparable to Dickens - and one of the reasons for his preeminence is that (like Dickens) he keeps his readers with him all the time...Because, as bool after bool goes boom, and Lisey gets further and further back into the past, this turns out to be a consummate, compassionate novel - one of King's very best...A very gradual, but very gripping plot...meticulously constructed. This one, you feel, really means something to the author...King doesn't get compared to Henry James very often. But... Guardian LISEY'S STORY is up there with his finest...Please don't ever give up writing, Stephen King Evening Standard LISEY'S STORY is a big fat onion of a book, a story which veers far from the classic three act structure and instead has story-layer-upn-story-layer peeled away over the course of its narrative. 'The depth of his (King's) insight into all of us, good and bad, happy or sad, is what has kept him at the top of his game for so very long. And long may it continue SFRevu This story really shines London Lite What, then, is Lisey's Story all about? Well, it is harder to approach than much of his vast output, but is well worth the effort for its glimpse into the soul - and perhaps the nightmares - of the man himself. ... a dark and thinly camouflaged writer's testament to love and life. And the dark side. The Times Quite simply, this is Stephen King writing at his very very best and anybody who enjoys a roller coaster ride capable of twisting the blood should avail themselves of a copy forthwith. Tangled Web/Shots Lisey's Story is one hell of a book. It's also very hard to categorise ... I guess the only category you can put it in is the Stephen King books category. Lilja's Library (King fan site)
Author:
Stephen King
Format:
Hardcover

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Lisey Landon lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five-year marriage of profound, sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was a celebrated, award-winning, novelist. And a complex man. Lisey knew there was a dark place where her husband ventured to face his demons. Boo'ya Moon is what Scott called it; a realm that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed to write and live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face her husband's demons. And what begins as a widow's effort to sort through her husband's effects becomes a perilous journey into the heart of darkness.

Review:

A wondrous novel of marriage, a love story steeped in strength and tenderness, and cast with the most vivid, touching and believable characters in recent literature ... A dazzling novel that you'll thank yourself for reading long after the final page is turned. Nicholas Sparks, author of THE NOTEBOOK What he gives us here is a powerful picture of older women supporting each other in grief and danger. Lisey and his sisters are some of his most successful female characters Time Out Described as his most autobiographical yet, this tale is classic Stephen King territory of the supernatural and the normal, of magic and bleak reality, all concocted with an alchemy that fizzles and bubbles Sunday Express Accomplished ... unputdownable ... his mesmerising best Observer on BAG OF BONES An incredibly gifted storyteller Guardian King is the greatest popular novelist of our day,comparable to Dickens - and one of the reasons for his preeminence is that (like Dickens) he keeps his readers with him all the time...Because, as bool after bool goes boom, and Lisey gets further and further back into the past, this turns out to be a consummate, compassionate novel - one of King's very best...A very gradual, but very gripping plot...meticulously constructed. This one, you feel, really means something to the author...King doesn't get compared to Henry James very often. But... Guardian LISEY'S STORY is up there with his finest...Please don't ever give up writing, Stephen King Evening Standard LISEY'S STORY is a big fat onion of a book, a story which veers far from the classic three act structure and instead has story-layer-upn-story-layer peeled away over the course of its narrative. 'The depth of his (King's) insight into all of us, good and bad, happy or sad, is what has kept him at the top of his game for so very long. And long may it continue SFRevu This story really shines London Lite What, then, is Lisey's Story all about? Well, it is harder to approach than much of his vast output, but is well worth the effort for its glimpse into the soul - and perhaps the nightmares - of the man himself. ... a dark and thinly camouflaged writer's testament to love and life. And the dark side. The Times Quite simply, this is Stephen King writing at his very very best and anybody who enjoys a roller coaster ride capable of twisting the blood should avail themselves of a copy forthwith. Tangled Web/Shots Lisey's Story is one hell of a book. It's also very hard to categorise ... I guess the only category you can put it in is the Stephen King books category. Lilja's Library (King fan site)

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Author:
Stephen King
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint:
Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN:
9780340898932
Audience:
General
Pages:
576
Width (mm):
165
Length (mm):
240
Additional Info:
Stephen King is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He is the author of more than forty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His most recent include CELL and THE DARK TOWER VII. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
Weight (g):
1010

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