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Welcome to the SKMB - you picked a tough one! Glad to hear you liked it.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.
...three full reads before I "got it"....I am in my third try to get into Lisey's Story. I'm about 130 or so pages into it and still waiting to discover why I should give a smuck what happens. It's very unusual for me to struggle with SK's work. I usually inhale the words right off the page. Now, I'll admit, some of his books are like a diesel tractor—the speed is slow and steady through the first few gears, but once you've got inertia up to cruising speed, don't try to stop. Duma Key was like that, but Lisey's Story has me asking "so what?" a bit too often. Things change though, and there's still 400+ pages to go. I just hope things change soon.
This is my latest King book and it is a slog. It gets better at around page 250 or so, lol. Still sticking with it and i'm 3/4 there. Then I need to decide what's next. Maybe Bill Hodges.
I felt the same - my mind kept wandering at first but eventually it became interesting.I came to this book right after finishing Duma Key, so that may have had something to do with the fact I had such a hard time getting into it. I found the first 50 pages a huge chore to get through, but once I got past that, now I can't put it down. (Yes, I'm currently still reading it)