...i Am Soooo Mad!

Discussion in 'Rose Madder' started by 91rewoT, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Phantomking

    Phantomking Active Member

    I really like the book outside of the supernatural elements. I love how Rosie gets the courage to leave and start a new life and I just felt that throwing in the things about
    the bull and the temple and Rose Madder herself
    were unnecessary.

    One thing I am really impressed with is the great job Stephen King does with the character of Norman. You hate him immediately and cannot wait for him to get his comeuppance. That's also why I felt the supernatural part took away from the book because
    Rose should have been the one to kill him and make him suffer instead of a supernatural spider
  2. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    But that's one of the things I enjoy the most about sK in general, that he includes unusual and/or unexpected elements. They add dimension and a challenge for my imagination. It makes his stories more stimulating to me than other authors'.
  3. MandarkC

    MandarkC Member

    I think though that the supernatural aspects in this book were meant to also be slightly allegorical to the way she changes her life around and how she gets over her fear of Norman, etc. etc.

    I enjoyed the way Norman spiralled into a Jack Torrance style breakdown. I think
    the spider killing him instead of Rose
    was in a way, better, because she wouldn't take that guilt with her like you know she would if she actually did it. I think it would have ruined the person she was trying to become...and also because
    at the end when she finds she also has rages, she would have freaked out and thought it was because she killed Norman

    Hope that made sense! Just my take on it... (had to wiki the ending again (cheated a little heh-i wiki'd it before deciding to buy the book) because I'm almost through through the book)
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  4. GuesssWho

    GuesssWho New Member

    I keep imagining Rose Madder as a female Twinner to sai Mordred. Did anyone else think that, or just me?
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  5. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Member

    Viva Ze Bool!
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  6. MandarkC

    MandarkC Member

    Lol sorry besides the point. Your name gave me a nasty shock for a second when I saw it haha I like

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