Saturday, December 23, 2017

Review - Lisey's Story by Stephen King

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, 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 story ever, Lisey's Story is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love.

Bool? A new word introduced by Stephen King into my vocabulary. Read this story and you will learn it about it and eventually understand it. It is the thread that binds everything together. What I can tell you after finishing this is that it's a wonderful story. The first third is a drag. Introductions and definitions really of all the words and ideas you will follow for the rest of this book.

The story flashbacks a lot but it is essential to the story as every reveal from the past is relevant for the present. It is done well and draws you into the bizarre world of Scott and Lisey. The villain is a real terror and the reader presented the character is a way I could only imagine Matthew McConaughey playing the character in my mind. Mare Winningham read this book so well. It was a pleasure to hear her.


Get this book, it is awesome! A short interview with Stephen King follows the story. He gives insight to where this story came from. 


BOOL! The end.