It started out fairly well Youngish widow going through her brilliant writer husband s papers maybe it was a thinly veiled biography of King s wife Tabitha Maybe it would be good Its initial promi
It started out fairly well. Youngish widow going through her brilliant writer husband's papers...maybe 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 wonderful things with this book if he'd not immediately become cloying (Gott in Himmel, how many times did we need to be reminded that Lisey, the main character, and her husband Scott, the brilliant writer, had catch phrases and inside jokes and used the word "smuck" instead of the more satisfying F word? I'd guess at least once every page). When King tried to bring a somewhat realistic and on its own meaty story (meaty because a story about what the surviving spouse of a luminary goes through after the spouse's death is an interesting story enough, not to mention the meatiness of the mental illnesses he sort of wrote about, like self mutilation and catatonia) into the realm of the supernatural, he didn't seem to be trying too hard. Booya moon? Whatever.King is ever readable, and the book wasn't without its charms, but it could have been so much more. It could have been a masterpiece, given the theme and given the talent of the writer, who somehow compelled me to finish this treacly mess. The best Lisey's Story Author Stephen King Viral Books 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. 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.. Popular Kindle Lisey's Story 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.
Lisey s Story TV Series Lisey s Story A widow becomes the object of a dangerous stalker, obsessed with her husband s work. Lisey s Story Lisey s Story by Stephen King Lisey s Story 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. Lisey s Story miniseries Lisey s Story A Novel King Jun , In Lisey s Story he tells a poignant about a young widow who laments the death of her famous husband Scott Landon He is a famous popular author and he leaves Lisey with twenty million dollars She has big problems a Evil men are seeking to obtain her late husband s manuscripts and unpublished works,. Lisey s Story A Novel by Stephen King, Paperback Barnes Jun , Lisey s Story is not the only novel of King s in which a writer s fan becomes obsessed to the point of violence and insanity Misery, Finders Keepers, and others do as well Why is the love of art something that can lend itself to such fanaticism and terror