I know Stephen King is much more than a horror author, but he's expressed the complex emotions of grief just as well as John Irving in Lisey's Story. The plot is a perfect mix of the emotional, the supernatural, and the dramatic.
I first read Lisey's story after my husband of 26 years passed away. I related to the efforts of Lisey to try and get on with life. I listened to the book three years later.
Stephens books are always listed under horror- but over the years he has realized that horror is often perpetrated by what lies within us as people, rather than a horrifying paranormal villan.
I enjoyed the music, the story, the narration and the trip to Boo yah Moon. Stephen has gotten much better at portraying the internal stregnth of women.
Loved it. I have no idea how anyone with even an ounce of appreciation for a well written novel wouldn't enjoy Stephen King...period. Even if it was a grocery list, his stories ARE in the details. Duma Key and the The Stand are, by far, my favorites but this one is definitely worth a listen.
This was my first Stephen King book. I found it slow at first and was almost ready to put it aside when after about three hours of listening it got interesting. King is an excelent writer and I´ll definately read more of his books in the future
I enjoy many of Stephen King's works, although I am not generally into the supernatural or horror genres. He's a very good writer, and I have especially enjoyed MISERY, DESPERATION, DOLORES CLAIBORNE, THE GREEN MILE, THE GIRL WHO LOVED TOM GORDON, and many of his short stories. His autobiography is also terrific -- a must-read for students who want to be creative writers. But this book just didn't do it for me. I did not find the characters compelling, and the story was not memorable.
Sorry Stephan, this is not what I read you for. Half way through the second part and I'm still waiting to be dazzled or amused. Next time, use a pseudo. Though a cute story, this may be the very first King novel I won't be finishing.
This story is a refreshing departure from King's usual male protagonist. Plenty of strangeness in this one; King fans won't be disappointed. Great read!
I enjoy Stephen King books, but what really made this a hit was the narrator! She did a wonderful job. (I'm only 2/3's through the book - but she is doing a superb job). I just bought another book simply because she did the narration.