Rose Madder
  Fan submitted reviews of Rose Madder (Novel):
Posted By: CC - November 10th, 2012 12:06:54 pm EST

I love this book, It should be made into a movie.

Posted By: Trav021812 - October 23rd, 2012 8:50:30 pm EDT

Rose Madder is the 44th straight King novel i'v read now. After finishing Tommyknockers a few weeks ago (and thoroughly loving it), i thought i'd have a comedown period where nothing seemed to be good. THEN i met Mr. Norman Daniels and his wife Rose. I have goose flesh just thinking about it. I'll never look at the painting in my living room the same...Thank you again Uncle Stevie, we are well met once more.... P.S. I REPAY

Posted By: Scotland Cassidy - October 2nd, 2012 3:57:00 pm EDT

This book is a masterpiece, really.

Posted By: Anonymous - September 26th, 2012 10:38:50 am EDT

he is the best writer i know.

Posted By: Anonymous - September 22nd, 2012 12:32:29 am EDT

Simply brilliant

Posted By: Anonymous - September 8th, 2012 12:52:05 pm EDT

This is the first Stephen King book I've read, and I absolutely loved it!

Posted By: The Goremet - August 18th, 2012 6:14:44 pm EDT

This is my "Goremet" Book Club's August Selection and one of the darkest novels he has ever written. After Gerald's Game and Dolores Claiborne, King gives us Rose Madder - a novel with interesting parallels to Through the Looking Glass and his own Dark Tower universe. A thrilling read.

Posted By: Meme - July 14th, 2012 2:06:54 pm EDT

This is my absolue favorite! I love all of Stephen King's books but Rose Madder is my all time favorite. I have read this book 5 times and I always recomend it to all of my friends

Posted By: Darragh_15 - July 5th, 2012 8:44:23 am EDT

Wow, what an excellent read.The suspense,humour and atmosphere had me hooked throughout! Thank you so much,Mr King...a BRILLIANT book !!

Posted By: Neesy - May 9th, 2012 11:18:28 pm EDT

This was an excellent book. I found it hard to put down and I liked the atmosphere it evoked. I could picture the locales and what the characters might be like. I would recommend this book

Posted By: Lizziehh - April 30th, 2012 2:45:46 pm EDT

Look I'm 16 years old and I've been reading Stephen King books since i was able to read :D He is my all time favorite,and he's also the reason I started writing

Posted By: Bucher - April 2nd, 2012 6:09:24 pm EDT

Favorite book of all time! I have read alot of books in my time, including alot of your own books, but this one is by far the best book i have ever read, you have serious talent, please dont ever stop writing, Hope to see more books in the new future.

Posted By: Tkworks - March 29th, 2012 3:31:58 pm EDT

Mr. King, I love your books first off and I have been getting caught up now that I have all the time I need. I finally got around to reading Rose Madder and in it the part where Norman talks about rose being like sticking his male parts in the mud was hands down the best line I have ever read. I laughed so hard I had to put the book down and later while in bed started to laugh again. Thanks for the great laugh.

Posted By: Nana Peaches - March 22nd, 2012 3:59:11 pm EDT

I read this in one sitting, would not answer the phone!! Turned all the lights on!!! Need I say more!!! WHOOOOO!!

Posted By: Penny - March 15th, 2012 5:28:23 pm EDT

I read Rose Madder when I was 18 years old and "on the run," from a dangerously abusive and delusional boyfriend. The characters in this book became my lifelines while I was building a new life far away from my parents' home. Rose Madder has been the most meaningful book in my life since then. I have wanted to tell Stephen King since then how powerful his book was for me, and how much I really, really needed Rose, Pam, and Lana at that time. Thank you, Mr. King, if you are reading this.

Posted By: Mimi - February 8th, 2012 10:59:09 pm EST

i love this book it has so much suspense and thrills. Mr.king you write beautifully its just amazing I'm 14 and when i was 5 my sister made me watch IT the movie ever since I have been afraid of clowns. :) I have been hooked to your books since I was 11. The first book I read was Carrie and i couldn't stop reading it. One of my goals in life is to read all of your books I have read so far 25. Love, Adriana your Big Fan.

Posted By: Little Pix - January 31st, 2012 6:45:50 pm EST

First Stephen King book given to me as a Christmas present at the age of 13 when it first came out and it got me hooked on his books. This book really shows how much of a journey it is when escaping from a violent relationship. Love his style of writing. Puts other authors to shame. Keep writing Mr.King. You never fail to surprise me.

Posted By: Jess - December 10th, 2011 9:30:02 pm EST

Hello Mr King, I just want to say, that i love the way you write, and i've been collecting your novels for a while now, still havent got all them sadly, but i started reading Rose Madder the other day after finishing The Dark Half, and i have loved both of these novels, i am looking forward to reading many more of your works in the near future :) Jess

Posted By: Osiris - November 30th, 2011 2:11:48 pm EST

i read this for a report at school and it BLEW MY MIND :D i love stephen king

Posted By: Johny - October 3rd, 2011 10:36:02 am EDT

This book is worth reading, weather you can relate to it or not. It takes you on the run with Rose and on the chase with her Hunter. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and gets you to the point where you could wish you can join in on coming to rosies aid. A book that will draw you in a keep you.

Posted By: Kathy - September 29th, 2011 1:15:43 pm EDT

I read this book five times and never got board. After being in an abusive relationship, this book made me want to tell all those who are going through, or have been through the real thing, to READ THIS BOOK !!!!

Posted By: Anonymous - September 28th, 2011 11:25:26 am EDT

This is a masterpiece.

Posted By: Anonymous - September 28th, 2011 11:19:40 am EDT

This story had me on edge for hours in my home. I love it and Stephen King is definitely my favorite author because of this and Misery. Not to mention countless others in his collections of masterpiece. He is an inspiration.

Posted By: Hannah - August 17th, 2011 6:59:49 pm EDT

I fell in love with this book immediately after buying it. It says so much to me. Having been in both Rosie and Norman's position (not as extreme of course), I feel like Stephen has touched a part of my soul with his words. I write a little myself but no matter where I go, I carry Rose Madder in my heart.

Posted By: RebecaBeta - June 8th, 2011 11:10:11 pm EDT

I just want to say that i read this book the last year and then i started to feel in love with Stephen King. my favorite novel is cell, i really love it. Im a writer too and Steve is my idol. I really want to be like him.

Posted By: Kae - June 8th, 2011 8:04:23 pm EDT

awesome book creepy though

Posted By: Mar - May 20th, 2011 7:04:46 pm EDT

like it

Posted By: Bartz - April 20th, 2011 8:13:00 am EDT

Loved this novel...told an interesting tale but didn't fall away at the end like some of his other works..still had the creepy factor and a bit of horror but not overdone..

Posted By: Thelastsurvivor - March 31st, 2011 11:14:11 am EDT

My brother read this im a twin, he liked this book but not too well he said that the plot wasnt good but i beg to differ you r a great writer but he still loves youre books he still loves th great stephen king!!!!

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Posted By: Kenshiro - March 11th, 2011 4:04:59 am EST

it's a greate pleasure to subscribe my comments, for , i show a particular respect to MR stephen king, , all of his works are remarkably more than an expression of a master of art focussing on thriller , suspense, and in mind horror,, and for in mindhorror is the greatest expression of fear and horror, more astonishing than gore horror, because do not overlook the fact that there is thinking before action, so horror begins in the mind then is translated into action , to be then denoted as brutal or gore. my favourite book and cinematic adaptation is : Needfullthings.

Posted By: Jaii09 - February 28th, 2011 11:50:24 pm EST

I actually bought this book at a yard sale for 50 cents i absolutely fell in love with his writing. I couldn't put the book down at all. The suspense, the foreshadowing, it all go you into it. Making you talk out loud to the book when something was about to happen. Few authors have made me get into a book to the point where i see myself in it, and King does a wonderful job at doing this. I reccommend this book to everyone, really worth your while.

Posted By: Alexis - February 22nd, 2011 4:10:00 pm EST

This book was amazing! While I was reading it I just couldn't simply stop. It was the only thing I was thinking about while I was reading it because some times when your reading something that is really bad your mind just slips away from it and you can't concentrate. Well, this book certainly doesn't do that! If I were to give this book a rating I would rate it a 10. I loved this book!

Posted By: M - February 21st, 2011 8:35:57 pm EST

This is a novel that you can't put down!

Posted By: Sue - February 3rd, 2011 11:42:26 pm EST

Excellent !!! I first read Stephen King back in 82, Salem's Lot...Have you read Duma Key?? It will have you hooked right away!!!!!

Posted By: Melina - January 14th, 2011 10:02:39 pm EST

I love this book. My first Stephen King novel that I ever read back in 1995, loved it then, love it now and is the book that got me hooked on Stephen King for life. My absolute favorite.

Posted By: Romona - January 7th, 2011 9:19:47 pm EST

I love this novel. She really back at him is so many ways. The best ever.

Posted By: Stevie - December 31st, 2010 10:57:50 am EST

Read this book many years ago. Thought then it should be made into a movie, haven't changed my mind. Just finished new book, "fantistic"

Posted By: Anonymous - December 29th, 2010 5:16:53 am EST

i believe this book is unique! as fan of books with mystery, fantasy and adventure i suggest this book sould in every available library with no doubt..!!!!!!

Posted By: Rj - December 16th, 2010 12:30:27 am EST

Im reading the book roght now .. chapter 3.. it is so beautiful horror novel.. with a twist of suspense.. better eading b4 surfing the net,, hahaha!!!

Posted By: Scott P - November 1st, 2010 1:05:02 pm EDT

If you start this book , Make sure you have enough time to finish it in one sitting. You will not be able to put it down. It is an emotional rollercoaster. Sad, frightening and also realistic.

Posted By: Rose - September 28th, 2010 10:49:26 am EDT
I think that this book is awsome and so true about things that go on in real life.
Posted By: Stacey - September 13th, 2010 8:41:56 pm EDT
Wow, Rose Madder, what a story. I loved, loved, loved it! I just started Lisey's story. I can't wait for SK new book of short stories coming out soon. One of my favorites right along side The Witching Hour by Anne Rice.
Posted By: Madmarshall - September 8th, 2010 6:34:25 am EDT
one of the saddest books ive red and ive red some sad ones.
Posted By: Ashley - August 27th, 2010 8:32:17 am EDT
I am reading Rose Madder right now, it is great.
Posted By: Aswebite - July 28th, 2010 4:26:39 pm EDT
i love this book and im not a book reader but this book kept me going all the way,rosie was amazing in her search for herself an her courage an bravery..stephen king is awsome.they need to make a movie of this book...
Posted By: Brianna - July 5th, 2010 3:07:12 pm EDT
This book was absolutely amazing..Im not a book reader but i couldnt put this book down
Posted By: Drick - June 20th, 2010 7:27:07 pm EDT
Infortunaly I got bored about this book, and really don't know why. Probably because of picture's part or so on. I couldn't understand why a picture or drawing could do such a thing, I simply couldn't.
Posted By: Hannah - June 16th, 2010 8:59:08 am EDT
I really enjoyed the story. It's so brutal and touching at the same time. Rosie is a strong woman, she fought everything and everyone; in the middle of the mess and horror she saved herself. Readers can take a lesson from this. I loved the bloody details and the writing, as always. Stephen King is one of my favourite authors. I want to congratulate him for the excellent work he is being doing. Greetings from Portugal.
Posted By: JeffGordonFan - May 4th, 2010 6:55:30 pm EDT
To be honest I am not exactly sure how I feel about this book.. It started off fantastic, I was so drawn in immediately and could not put it down.. I was terrified of Norman and I felt so bad for Rosie and any other woman who has ever encountered this situation, but when the whole picture part started I began to get very turned off, I just felt like so many things were left unexplained (Like how a picture was able to do this is the first place, haha) And it also bothered me how quickly she let Bill into her life in so little time. I don't know. Does anyone see where I am coming from?
Posted By: Anonymous - April 19th, 2010 12:02:45 pm EDT
I have just finished reading this book, and omg. its amazing, i got completely sucked in and even cryed a couple of times. i mean, its so touching. I didnt really understand the whole thing about the crickets and her getting sucked into the picture.. :L well i kinda do. but.. then i dont.. if you all get me. Anyway, another bloody amazing novel.. hoping they dont make a film to wreck it. Im kinda hoping one day.. ill be a writter and just HOPE someone will read my english story :), hope its good.. i got an a?
Posted By: Presjudy - March 24th, 2010 5:00:14 pm EDT
Rose Madder was the first King novel I ever read. I was concerned the gore of a King novel. But thank goodness I got over that. The suspense is amazing and his attention to detail is so descriptive I feel I am there. THe villians are super evil buth te good guys are all heart. THe animals are characters I fall in love with too!This book is the reason I picked up the new novel under the Dome. Wow! what another thriller!
Posted By: Jessie - January 31st, 2010 11:47:47 pm EST
I loved Rose Madder. I have read it again and again. It is second only to The Long Walk.
Posted By: Moochiethe Unwek - January 30th, 2010 6:56:00 pm EST
i have read this book...and it is my all time favorite books to read
Posted By: Tammy Tulips - January 22nd, 2010 1:36:24 pm EST
This is by far my favorite of the Stephen King collection. I think it would also make an amazing film and would love to see it featured in theatre.
Posted By: Cobrault - January 15th, 2010 1:43:49 pm EST
This book hooked me pretty well from the get go. I think the book's strength is how King blends reality with fantasy with the painting, and how the painting mirrors reality through symbolism, etc.. The only negative is I think the book was 30 pages too long and got off track at the end. However, I really enjoyed the journey.
Posted By: Rowanmayfair - January 14th, 2010 6:06:20 am EST
this was the first book i read and i found the book great it needs to be a MOVIE and i suggest all fans read this book
Posted By: Michele - January 2nd, 2010 7:24:10 pm EST
I think Rose Madder would be an amazing film, especially with Avatar/3D, generally, CGI being so life like.
Posted By: Arry - November 8th, 2009 6:22:04 am EST
I've read most of King's books, and this is my favourite by a country mile. The characterisation is excellent, and you really get involved in the story. King has been one of my favourite authors since my mid-teens!
Posted By: Kelsi Bri - November 4th, 2009 4:35:06 pm EST
I apologize that I wrote this comment previously on the page featuring "Cell" on accident. In that comment I stated that, as an avid reader of your work, I believe creating a film of "Rose Madder" would be an excellent idea. Even for people who have never read the book, it would be a spellbinding and thrilling experience. I know you receive millions of these, and possibly don't even read them, but just consider it if you do. -Kelsi Bri
Posted By: Tiffany - October 4th, 2009 8:07:52 pm EDT
a wonderful page turner this was the first stephen king book i had the pleasure of reading and since then it has always been my favorite I always recommend this book to those who have never read a king novel and they all come back with the same reply wow it was great he s my new favorite author
Posted By: Jurisbaker - September 24th, 2009 8:06:08 pm EDT
I absolutely loved this book. It was the first Stephen King book I had ever picked up. I was only thirteen when my mother bought it for herself at a local bookstore and decided we could read it together. He has, since then, become my favorite author. I can hardly go to any book store without stopping to see what Stephen King titles are there. I now search thrift stores just to find as many of his titles as I can.
Posted By: Anonymous - August 25th, 2009 3:59:05 pm EDT
This should def be made into a film .I would love to see who would be cast as Norman, what an evil ,despicable man.
Posted By: Shawn - July 25th, 2009 7:13:13 pm EDT
I will always remember this book. This is a very good read. This would keep you up all night. This book should be made into a movie and the screenplay should be verbatim to the novel itself. Even the music group in the book, En Vogue should be in the movie also.
Posted By: Khaecee - July 23rd, 2009 8:45:59 pm EDT
a page-turner! Stephen King is the best!
Posted By: Belle - July 23rd, 2009 4:46:01 pm EDT
that I could not put this book down. I went on a family vacation to Florida and spent the whole time reading it, in the sun of course.
Posted By: Jojo - June 21st, 2009 4:21:35 pm EDT
I love this book, couldnt put it down til it was finished, I would love to see this one made into a film/TV series would be completely awesome and would be another one to add to my collection of books/DVD's and Video's
Posted By: Natty - June 16th, 2009 5:10:07 pm EDT
this was a really good book, i really enjoyed it, what an imagionation
Posted By: Cherrelle - June 10th, 2009 3:19:16 pm EDT
this is my all time favorite book..i read this book about 6 times i know..i would 2 see this book turned into film
Posted By: Sarah - May 14th, 2009 8:17:55 pm EDT
loved this book ! very good writing. I'm doing my author study on stephen king and this book.
Posted By: Jz - May 14th, 2009 5:35:14 pm EDT
I read this book a lot of years ago and it was a great read! I don't think it gets the credit it deserves.
Posted By: Crgraham1996 - April 6th, 2009 2:05:37 pm EDT
Loved this book...Would like it to become a movie.
Posted By: Brittany Rae - March 23rd, 2009 9:55:12 pm EDT
it was my favorite by far from this amazing author
Posted By: Blunthead - March 20th, 2009 9:28:46 pm EDT
I started reading Stephen King because I needed him. How, having not read him before, you may ask, did I know that it was him that I needed? I didn't. God provides. Rose Madder was one of the novels I was provided with. Subject matter which most authors treat adequately but only horizontally, King uses to take his (constant) readers on extra-dimensional, extra-reality excursions. I like it.
Posted By: Anonymous - March 1st, 2009 12:13:07 pm EST
I thought that Rose Madder was a great book. Although I do not think it is King's best, I enjoyed reading it. I thought that the ending could have been a little better, but other than that it was fine. I loved Norman.
Posted By: Daniel Baril - January 22nd, 2009 3:49:26 pm EST
Good book one of my favorets
Posted By: Constant Reader - January 21st, 2009 11:54:39 am EST
I listened to this book on tape, it was great. I wish it would be made into a movie. I am looking forward to reading more of your work. I don't consider it gross. You just let your thoughts out & put them to good use. The rest of us are too afraid to even speak of some of our thoughts. Everyone has dark thoughts. If not you wouldn't have sold so many books. I like the heart of a small boy quote. I have a 4 year old so now I read Dr. Suess & Rosemary Wells. When he was an infant I read him your books too. Thanks for taking me away to far off places!
Posted By: Karen - January 16th, 2009 12:04:44 pm EST
I read this book several years ago and I have always thought it to be one of His BEST books ever.I loved it!
Posted By: Nahyan - January 14th, 2009 3:38:59 am EST
An insiring and motivating tale. You can cry with the characters and feel them true. Even the bus station clerk. Again its great how characters from Kings various works keep cropping up here abnd there in other books. Cynthia You Rock. Both in Rose as well as in Deseration!!!
Posted By: Bonnie - January 9th, 2009 7:25:53 pm EST
I've read Rose Madder serveral times and also wished it were made into a movie. I'm sure it would be a blockbuster. Just the same for a select few other novels that he's written. I've read & seen everything I can and have now found there is no movie on Rose Madder. Still hopeful!! King Rocks!
Posted By: Whitewitch - December 27th, 2008 12:29:15 pm EST
I love Stephen King Books & Movies I want the book called Rose Madder I thought it more of the Rose Red! Well I still wanting to know if the house was the Vampire or the women?
Posted By: Ckempton72 - December 19th, 2008 12:27:55 am EST
A small footnote: Please don't make this novel into a movie.
Posted By: Ckempton72 - December 19th, 2008 12:22:16 am EST
I read this book when it was first released and, I have to say, I gave it away as soon as I was finished. This book spoke to me in ways that no one in my life at the time could ever have. This book gave me the courage to face a thing that I never wanted to face. This book saved my life.
Posted By: Kristiana - November 29th, 2008 11:31:22 pm EST
I really don't now why Rose Madder is the least read of his novels, it's actually a good one.
Posted By: Zen - November 29th, 2008 11:47:16 am EST
absolutely loved this book, it really draws you in and makes you feel as if you are living through Rose's story with her. Definately one of my favourites
Posted By: Cole - November 21st, 2008 7:54:07 pm EST
I'm in the middle of Rose Madder. It is very exciting, but yet, a little stupid, but I love Stephen King and anything he writes! lol; im gonna finish it!
Posted By: El Grogg - November 21st, 2008 8:30:22 am EST
i concur with everyone else, get a good director on board, throw some money at it and lets create that rarest of things, a stephen king adaptation that does the novel justice! done right, this could make a really great movie
Posted By: Ines Lobo - October 7th, 2008 9:30:40 am EDT
I just loved the book and I thought the description of the abuse is extremely real and touching. Stephen King is not a very well known author in Portugal and it's the first book I've ever read from him, but I hope I can read some more very soon. "Carrie" will be the next one. Keep up the good work!
Posted By: Cclyda - September 28th, 2008 3:46:16 am EDT
Rose Madder is one of my very favorite Stephen King books, when will it be made into a movie? I think it would be a great movie.
Posted By: Melinda74 - August 31st, 2008 7:56:46 pm EDT
I really love this book - i wish this story was made into a movie !!


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