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.
I really like it when King's main characters are female and "Lisey's Story" is no exception. Although the story gets pretty weird at times and cheesy at others, it's a good one. The slower pace and introspective tone of the novel is a bit of a change for King, but it works out well. The book's generous length is also a plus, as it allows for broad character development and detailed descriptions. I'd recommend it to a friend.
We have come to believe that Stephen King is solely a horror writer, an artist who steeps himself in the darkest, most twisted places of the mind. Lisey's Story is a love story, and King does a marvelous job of explaining a very complicated relationship. It was not syrupy or maudlin. Just true. Whether it was autobiographical or not is unimportant. To strip these characters of all pretense was. He does a masterful job of portraying a very real love story. I was mesmerized and moved by the characters. Kudos to King.
Although this book can be repetitive at times, this was an enjoyable, engrossing book from beginning to end. Although King's writing lends itself best to reading rather than listening (there's a lot of internal dialogue that can be confusing), it was a great listen. Excellent audio narration!
This was an O.K.book, but to be honest, I expected better. The story itself just didn't flow well, wasn't that interesting of a story either. King has many great books, but this isn't one of the great ones.