I finished Lisey's Story a few days ago and I liked it a lot. It's probably the most debated book so far,
some like it and some don't for the same and different reasons.
I definately think it's one of his weaker books compared to the other novels he wrote, it's still a good
read regardless of the difficulty in certain areas of the story (the begining and the end) but I probably
won't reread this one.
It's definitely a love/hate relationship most readers have with it. I happen to love it. It was one of the first "recent" King novels I read, and I actually cried while I was reading it. I don't often cry when I'm reading a novel.
I get that Lisey's Story is about the power of love. But I agree with those that struggled to get through it. I found myself almost stopping a few times. Glad I finished it, but it's one of the few SK books I won't be re-reading.
I've also read everything I can get my hands on by SK. I now anxiously await 11/22/63 and DT4.5. That being said I was kind of disappointed by a most post DT7 novels; The Colorado Kid, The Cell, Blockade Billy and Lisey's Story. But Constant (and faithful) Reader that I am, I stick it out and the ultimate payout is a novel like The Dome or Duma Key!
I finally just finished Lisey's Story yesterday. I found it hard to get into as well. The first time I tried was when it first came out and I only got about 100 pages in and just couldn't pick it back up again. I love Stephen King though and so I forced myself to pick it up and just read the dang thing no matter what. Even when I wanted to stop! I'm glad I did because I did end up enjoying it, but it will never be one of my favorites. Maybe because I've never been in a long term relationship I'm unable to relate? I didn't even cry when it got sad at the end!
Oh well to each their own. I probably won't re-read it, but Boo'ya Moon was pretty cool and I'd love to go there and check it out!
I have to disagree. It is a book about Liseys love but more importantly - it is about self realization. When the book begins, she talks about the photographs and how she is Scott's "gal pal". She starts her journey in the book as his sidekick and the book catalogues her journey to self awareness. She was always as vital as him - she just didn't know it.
Although, there is a disclaimer - that it is not autobiographical - I do not believe that for a second. Because Tabitha King, who is also a writer, is also eclipsed by her famous husband. When I think of Lisey, I think of Mrs King , who also travels to Boo ya Moon.
I think the book was wonderful and sad. If it didn't make you contemplate your own life then you should re-read it.
Gonna try this one again. Got through about a quarter of it when it came out, put it down and never picked it back up. Not sure why, seems I just couldn't get into it. I feel ilke I'm missing out if I don't finish any book, especially one of SK's works.