Difficult Read

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Spideyman

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It felt like a cousin to Rose Madder to me, and I did feel like Boo Ya Moon was in some way connected to the Dark Tower, especially the Long Boy. Dunno, I felt Lisey to be a very relatable and likeable character, so I cared about her pretty early on ... I need to reread this because a lot of it has slipped in my memory ....
This is one book, when re reading, you will find it has a different feel. As your life experience change, so does what you embrace within the book.
 

Dotnet19

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Read this book for the first time about a month ago. I feel like if you can power through the first 50 to 75 pages the book becomes an easier read. It's almost like it starts in the middle and I think that throws a lot of people off. Things like the couple-speak are thrown at you right out of the gate with little context to back it up. If you give it a chance it will eventually pay off. Not my favorite SK book but definitely worth a read, especially if you're in a long-term relationship ( I feel like you can relate to the story more). Love the references to the DT and Talisman alternate realities as well.
 
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This is one of my favorites but I had so much trouble finding my groove with this one. I started and stopped several times until I was able to get into it then I loved it! I’m just finishing up DS on cd, and LS will be my next purchase for my long commute to and from work
 

Doc Creed

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This is one of my favorites but I had so much trouble finding my groove with this one. I started and stopped several times until I was able to get into it then I loved it! I’m just finishing up DS on cd, and LS will be my next purchase for my long commute to and from work
It took me a minute to find my footing on that one too because of the unusual layers of its chronology. I think it's among his best. Lisey Landon, Dolores Claiborne, Annie Wilkes, and Jessie Burlingame are well written female characters, I think. Mattie Devore and Sadie Dunhill aren't as complex, but vivid. Elizabeth Eastlake from Duma Key is another one who jumps off the page.