Lisey's Story: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, 2006 - Fiction - 513 pages
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Lisey Debusher Landon lost her husband, Scott, two years ago, after a twenty-five-year marriage of the most profound and sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was an award-winning, bestselling novelist and a very complicated man. Early in their relationship, before they married, Lisey had to learn from him about books and blood and bools. Later, she understood that there was a place Scott went -- a place that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed in order to live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face Scott's demons, Lisey's turn to go to Boo'ya Moon. What begins as a widow's effort to sort through the papers of her celebrated husband becomes a nearly fatal journey into the darkness he inhabited. Perhaps King's most personal and powerful novel, Lisey's Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love.
  

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Lisey's Story is more love story than horror tale. - LibraryThing
I enjoy his writing. - LibraryThing
It is a fantastic and magical love story. - LibraryThing
The writing world moved on, and no one told King. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - mainrun - LibraryThing

This book has a lot of 'king-er-isms:" Parenthesized italic sentences in the (read between the line things) middle of paragraphs, quotes in the front of sections that sort of but not exactly hint what ... Read full review

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User Review  - theWallflower - LibraryThing

I never knew you could make an entire novel out of baby talk. If Stephen King is sober, you wouldn't know it from reading Lisey's Story. It's about an author's widow who's getting assaulted by a ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
61
Section 4
85
Section 5
133
Section 6
135
Section 7
169
Section 8
187
Section 12
315
Section 13
359
Section 14
383
Section 15
413
Section 16
427
Section 17
435
Section 18
463
Section 19
465

Section 9
207
Section 10
239
Section 11
253
Section 20
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About the author (2006)

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2012 his title, The Wind Through the Keyhole made The New York Times Best Seller List. King's title, Mr. Mercedes, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

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