Lisey's Story

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

  • Title: Lisey's Story
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9780743289412
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 eatLisey 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

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    About “Stephen King”

    1. Stephen King

      Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

    333 thoughts on “Lisey's Story”

    1. It's a "love story" done "Stephen King" style and so perfectly done that my first thought after finishing was to read the novel a second time. The characters are so genuine and universal that everyone will love them, and the story is both magical and heart-breaking at exactly the same time.

    2. All I can say is that getting to the last page was a relief. Reading this novel was like staring at a cow for five hours.

    3. It started out fairly well. Youngish widow going through her brilliant writer husband's papersybe it was a thinly veiled biography of King's wife Tabitha? Maybe it would be good.Its initial promise wore thin after about the 70th time the word "smucking" appeared. After about the 5th time the main character called her sister "Manda Bunny", the promise was not only rubbed off the book, it was replaced with a bit of sandpaper that grated directly against your nerves. Stephen King could have done wo [...]

    4. Reading this makes me think of all the literary critics Stephen King has had to put up with over the years. If a reader does not like his writing, that’s fine, “to each his own” as the saying goes. I’ve been on the outside looking in and in the minority opinion plenty of times, but I can usually see how someone could like a work, or even more frequently, respect the hard work that went in to creating a published book.Some of Stephen King’s critics have been nasty, defaming not only his [...]

    5. I've been reading a lot of "New" Stephen King lately, books that I've put off reading because I was afraid that they would not be as good as "Old" Stephen King. I wish I had not, because while "New" King is different, he is still The King. I listened to it on audio, but kind of followed along in the book too, sort of. Mare Winningham did a good job reading, and after a while I got used to her voices, although I think that she added a bit too much to the story. She made certain characters sound t [...]

    6. As I read Lisey’s Story by Stephen King, I am reminded why I love King’s work so much. It is constantly changing, constantly evolving. Each book is a different experiment. Each book is a different tale; yet no two are the same.King has gone beyond the horror genre with Lisey’s Story and written a, dare I say it, literary masterpiece. Its part horror, part love story, part tribute to a woman’s husband. It’s part creepshow, part romance and absolutely unclassifiable. King has written a n [...]

    7. Smucking smucking oh my god so much smmmmuckkking!!Do you know what i mean, babyluv? Can you feel this smucking annoyance towards this smucking book? Sure you can. Every great artist produces a smucking turd every now and again. Smuck the smuckers who think everything has to be so smucking perfect all the smucking time. annoyed at all the smuckings? Yeah me too. Try reading 300+ pages of that plus other made-up language that repeats itself in almost EVERY paragraph. To be honest, the last 200 pa [...]

    8. “She would have thought two years was enough time for the strangeness to rub off, but it wasn’t; time apparently did nothing but blunt grief’s sharpest edge so that it hacked rather than sliced.”In an interview with Rolling Stone, Stephen King named “Lisey’s Story” as the best book he ever wrote. It’s a deeply personal story with a passionate marriage providing a strong anchor at its core, which King pulls from his relationship with his wife Tabitha. But, it’s also covers a wid [...]

    9. This book was selected for my NJ Bookclub because it has similar themes to our last read, Bag of Bones. I've previously read this one, or listened, because it was an audiobook, and so this time I read-read it. I loved the experience of the audio - the reader is great and the audio definitely brings the story to life in different ways than the text itself does, but reading this with my very own eyeballs is rewarding in its own way. First, it's a more active, involved experience. Audio is very pas [...]

    10. Major bomb. & actually strikingly pretentious. The search for anything salvageable in this junkyard is an impossible task. You owe it to yourself, invest your time on something better. May possibly tie for worst Stephen King novel with "Insomnia." Or "The Tommyknockers." Or

    11. «Si estás leyendo esto, significa que yo ya no estoy. Creo que mi vida será corta, pero el tiempo que he tenido (y te aseguro que ha sido magnífico) te lo debo a ti. Me has dado tanto… Te pido que me des un poquito más, que leas estas últimas palabras, las más difíciles que he escrito jamás»Romanticismo, drama, terror, misterio, suspenso, fantasía, ¿qué más? Excelente libro. Es una novela diferente de King. A muchos no les gustó por esperarse una historia llena de terror, horror [...]

    12. Lisey Debusher Landon is the widow of Scott Landon, the Stephen King stand-in here, an author who achieved fame in his early 20’s and never let go, soon becoming and then remaining a best-selling novelist. King weaves several time lines, Landon’s bizarre childhood and his relationship with his father and brother, the courtship of Landon and Lisey, an assassination attempt on Landon by a psycho, Landon’s later illness, and the present. Lisey, two years after Scott’s death, is still tidyin [...]

    13. I have such a love/hate relationship with this book. For one, it's full of twice-used ideas. Everything you find inside Lisey's Story is taken part and parcel from other King novels. The idea of being haunted by a spouse and one half of the marriage being an author is Bag of Bones to a Tee. You have the lush other world just beyond ours that is wonderful during the day, and horrible after dark, via Rose Madder. Then you have the character of "Zack McCool" who is John Shooter from "Secret Window, [...]

    14. “There was a lot they didn’t tell you about death, she had discovered, and one of the biggies was how long it took the ones you loved most to die in your heart.”Scott still speaks to Lisey, in her mind. He tells her to follow the clues, follow the bools. Her husband, a famous writer, died a few years ago. She spends nights remembering him, remembering his life, his near death, his other world. “I think most kids have a place they go to when they’re scared or lonely or just plain bored. [...]

    15. This is the first King I'm reading in about 25 yearsA: I don't really like it much. I had it on my TBR list since it came out. I suppose I read a good review of it somewhere. I'm almost 100 pages in and feh. Not much has happened and while I don't dislike the protagonist I find her kind of vapid and not interesting. There is way too much made up language that is DUMB. So that doesn't leave much, IMO.I'm stopping at page 320. I am not wasting any more of my time on this. It's waaaay too long. I n [...]

    16. There's something special about Stephen King for me. I guess I'm a literary person at heart. Lots of Jane Austen and poetry, that's me.But I've always found King special. He recreates how I used to feel about Enid Blyton when I was a kid. Just a pleasure to read -- and once I pick up one of the books I can, if life permits, always finish it as a sitting. For me it's like eating a really delicious but slightly self-indulgent meal. Lemon mousse drizzled with good dark chocolate and whipped cream.L [...]

    17. As King grows older, his books seem to turn ever more emotionally overwhelming and wistful -and this one, particularly, very sweet. Lisey's Story has a thread of fundamental wrongness going through it that keeps the suspense going -the horror side of King's narrative is strong as ever, the descriptions of the physical hardships are engrossing and captivating in a level that makes you feel terribly uncomfortable, but there's another thread of horror, a very human, everyday thread, about love and [...]

    18. Lisey’s Story is a bit of an oddball in Stephen King’s body of work (along with Gerald’s Game from what I’ve heard, although I haven’t read it myself) because of its near absence of plot and snail-like pace. However, what it lacks in plot, it makes up in characterization and introspection. So if you don’t like being inside characters’ heads for hundreds and hundreds of pages without much action going on, then this book is not for you. As for me, I find sharing Lisey’s thoughts an [...]

    19. 4.5 stars *NO SPOILERS HERE*Oh, as usual, I assume that you have already read the synopsis.Firstly, smucked, smucking, smuck If you're about to read this book, these are terms you'll come to know very well. I should have counted the times and started a sort of "jelly baby count" competition. Now that it's saidI loved this book BUT, it was all a little bit too "smucking" lyrical at times and although this is usually one of Kings draw cards, when Lisey thinks, sometimes that rhythm becomes all too [...]

    20. *****UPDATE: 8-25-2016.I am going to try this one again, since I've read more of King's books now, and after reading some of the Dark Tower books. I am sure I will have a better appreciation of this great book.I also should say: I think this was my first King read. I had not been acquainted well with his "universe". Yet, what I said about the "scare" I had was true--I watch horror movies all the time. NOTHING scares me, but there was a point in this book where I got so freaked out I couldn't pic [...]

    21. O, WOW! This is why I idolise King. He can take any topic throw in a crazy stalker and a celebrity author with a vivid imagination and bring to us a story that will live in us for ever. Not many male or female authors can write from the viewpoint of the opiste sex, but King is so good, you'll believe you are reading a female author's work.This is a must read for ever married couple out there. It truly teaches about love so strong and during that not even worlds apart can the lovers be separated, [...]

    22. Evo knjiga je kraj mene već nekih pola sata i svaki put kad je pogledam , vrati se ona knedla koju sam uspio na silu progutati . Emocionalno me je toliko istrošila i mislim da nisam u mogućnosti tačno prikazati koliko mi se priča dopala . Prelijepa priča o Lisi i njenom sjećanju na pokojnog muža , sa dovoljnom dozom krimija , malo horora i puno puno nostalgične atmosfere . Stvarno sam uživao .Početak jeste konfuzan , i što se same priče tiče , ali i prijevod je tu "pomogao " ( mada [...]

    23. Kad god razmišljam o Kingovim pričama, one ostave ili pozitivan ili negativan utisak i tačno znam zbog čega, međutim, "Lisina priča" je prva zbog koje imam pomešane utiske. Pretpostavljam da deo razloga leži u nesposobnosti da "svarim" pročitano. Jedna stvar je sigurna, a to je da mi knjiga nikako nije legla na prvo čitanje.Polazište priče počiva na realnoj situaciji: šta se dešava sa rukopisom jednog autora kada on iznenada premine i ne postoje detaljne instrukcije? Kako se sa gu [...]

    24. I went on a bool hunt that covered 513 pages of typewritten text and when I came out to the other side, the one where one does not eat fruits after dark, I was not afraid of anything.Interestingly enough, I was ten, the same age as Scott when he lost both Paul and his dad, when I read my first Stephen King novel. I'll never forget the experience of reading Salem's Lot. It took me two days to consume what would become the portal to all things King for the next 25 years. My love affair with Mr. Ki [...]

    25. "I loved you then and I love you now and I have loved you every second in between."This is a book about Lisey Landon, the widow of a famous author, Scott Landon. There are two main stories within the book - that of Lisey's story in the present, and that of her dead husband's life. Lisey is clearing out her husband's writing space in their home which leads to a series of events that force her to recall memories and realities about her late husband. I loved this book. And I mean LOVED it. Initiall [...]

    26. Warning, this review contains spoilers."I'll tell you something, Lisey," he'd said, "novelists labor under tremendous handicaps. Reality is Ralph, showing up after three years, and no on knows why. But a novelist can't tell that story! Because it creaks a bit, old boy!"I read Lisey's Story 9 years ago when it was first published. Sadly, I didn't really care for it. As a matter of fact, I usually tell people that it is my least favorite King novel. For me, it "creaked" a bit.Recently I have becom [...]

    27. Lisey's Story is half horror story, half semi-autobiographical ode to King's wife. Lisey's deceased husband, a former best-selling novelist named Scott Landon, is certainly not Stephen King, but those familiar with King can see a lot of him in Landon.Two years after Landon's death, Lisey finds herself being stalked by a deranged lunatic, and to save herself, she must call upon help from her crazy older sister, her dead husband, the dark secrets buried with him, and her own will. The story has al [...]

    28. SOME SPOLIERS, NOTHING TOO SERIOUSGarbage. Stephen King has apparently lost all of his previously considerable talent. This book reads like a mismash of about 4 of his other books (most notably coming to mind, the Stand, Rose Madder and the Dark Half) this book is absolute crap. Booya moon is boring and uninteresting (the place is pretty much a sissyfied version of the territories from the tailsman with a character actually mentioning the territories at one point), and contains an "evil monster" [...]

    29. The last of my 12 month Stephen King reading challenge 2015. Lisey Landon's deceased ( but not yet absent) husband a haunted but famous novelist Scott Landon leaves his beloved wife with quite an eerie treasure hunt to solve after his demise. Since I've been reading King all year , it's easy to compare this to his other books old and new. This is probably the most literary of King's endeavors, with an almost " kinder and gentler"storyline about some ( not all) pretty likeable folks who actually [...]

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