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Lisey's Story
by Stephen King

Published: 2006-10-24
Hardcover : 528 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 ...
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Introduction

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 and Amanda

(Everything the Same)


1

To the public eye, the spouses of well-known writers are all but invisible, and no one knew it better than Lisey Landon. Her husband had won the Pulitzer and the National Book Award, but Lisey had given only one interview in her life. This was for the well-known women's magazine that publishes the column "Yes, I'm Married to Him!" She spent roughly half of its five-hundred-word length explaining that her nickname rhymed with "CeeCee." Most of the other half had to do with her recipe for slow-cooked roast beef. Lisey's sister Amanda said that the picture accompanying the interview made Lisey look fat. ... view entire excerpt...

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by kbatson (see profile) 04/27/19

 
  "There is not enough story here to justify 650 pages."by kbatson (see profile) 08/29/07

This book was too wordy, too repetitious and too long! The story hidden behind all this was a decent story and perhaps Stephen King fans will enjoy it. If this is typical of Stephen King, I won't be... (read more)

 
  "The book was interesting, but not on the top of my list."by mak1653 (see profile) 02/28/07

The story was interesting but at times it moved along very slowly. It seemed to take forever to unfold past events. Our club did get some good discussion going.

 
  "Difficult to get into, but eventually brings you in"by plumptonl (see profile) 02/02/07

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