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Difficult Read

Discussion in 'Lisey's Story' started by Jules3155, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    One of my very favorites. :)
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  2. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    Blaze is one of my all time favs. -- I have yet to read linsey. I will give it a shot soon
  3. Jules3155

    Jules3155 Well-Known Member

    I decided to get back to reading Lisey's Story and now I'm really into it. Glad I didn't give up! :)
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  4. Jules3155

    Jules3155 Well-Known Member

    Just finished Lisey's Story. It was a very sweet story...one I probably will never forget. Now on to Storm of the Century... :)
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  5. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Did it take you a little while to get into it? That was the only story of his where my mind started drifting off but then it grabbed me, (finally!).
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  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Lisey's Story is one of my favs. Once again all about characters. Just connected with it from page one.
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  7. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    So glad you decided to give it another try, and even more so that you liked it.

    To celebrate, have this pic I drew of villain/victim Gerd Allen Cole:

    I say "victim" because I think he may have been lost to whatever it is inhabits Boo'ya Moon, too... :a17:
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  8. Jules3155

    Jules3155 Well-Known Member

    Yes, it did take a little while. Very nice story.
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  9. Jules3155

    Jules3155 Well-Known Member

    Wow! You did a great job on that picture!! :applause:
  10. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    Thank you. The book's description of what goes on in their minds made me want to portray it. I would also like to draw Boo'ya Moon, but I think it is beyond my current ability level. :confusion:

    I can't believe how different this book is from the image I had of it in my first failed try to read it.:D
  11. Jules3155

    Jules3155 Well-Known Member

    I think you could draw Boo'ya Moon without a doubt. :love_heart:
  12. Owenk

    Owenk Well-Known Member

    I have been finding it a difficult read and would go so far as to saying I didn't think I was enjoying it. I was put off a bit by some of the language used the kind of "private language" jokey stuff between them which was jarring on me and all the "bad gunky" malarkey.

    However as he seems to always have the ability to do SK has drawn me into the story and I can start feeling myself getting caught up in thwe whole thing a lot more. I think this started around the time that

    Lisey's sister has woken up and re-joined the world of the sane (in as much as any of us are.....)
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  13. Jules3155

    Jules3155 Well-Known Member

    I totally agree. I was actually bored in the very beginning. For whatever reason, their "private language" didn't bother me at all. As you said, SK drew me in slowly but surely. I actually love the book and think about it often. Even though I'm close to 50 years old, I don't know what love is. And I've been married twice! Maybe one day I will experience that special bond that so few people have.
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  14. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    But, but, ding dong! Ding dong for the freesias! (Right on with the art work Cesar) I think all the crazy talk makes this story. And like the sand worm on Tatooine that keeps it's victims alive while it digests them slowly (surprised nobody in the Star Wars universe bottles it's fluids and adapts them to some sort of longevity elixir) Cole got that eternal digestion treatment from old Pie-Bald Side....
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  15. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Yep. Lisey's Story is literary.
    So are Bag of Bones and Duma Key.
    And all three of them are wonderful.
    And intense.
    And not all SK fans can hack it.

    All three novels are about loss on a level which you do not get over.
    Or come to terms with.

    If you get real lucky (or real unlucky, depending on your perspective), you too may be so close to someone that you have your own private language.
    You may feel as if you (and that other person) have your own extra world.
    You may bond with that person on a molecular level (or so it feels).
    And when you lose them, that's it.
    There is Before.
    And there is After.

    And you just deal with the hand you've been dealt.
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  16. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    So well put.
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  17. Bardo

    Bardo Well-Known Member

    Add me to the "have not finished",,,,
    Okay,okay, I promise to give it another shot
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  18. Nichole Hoffman

    Nichole Hoffman New Member

    This is one of my favorite SK books. I loved it from the first time I read it,and have read it 3 more times. I also have it on audio-book and listen to it quite frequently. I agree, this is one of his best literary works.
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  19. jacdac

    jacdac New Member

    I am new here and this is my first posting. I started reading Lisey's story 24th of February and I am now on page 315 (62% read and 38% to go). Ok I am not native English speaking and needless to say that I struggled initially. This is an understatement and I had many doubts whether I should read it. I have been spending many many hours reading, listening to the audio and posting too many questions on word reference forum. I found the language hard. Too many unfamilair words and expressions.
    Nevertheless, I persevered and I am pleased I did. I am enjoying it thoroughly. I am no longer in hurry to finish it. Actually I started to marvel Stephen's style and his rich command. I will be scavenging through this website, not knowing what to expect and I will be posting some nagging questions.
    Once again, hi all. I am pleased I found this website. This is my 5th book by SK. SK and Lee Child are definitely my favourite authors.
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  20. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome Jacdac. Be sure and post a hello in the newbie area so more people will greet you properly!
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