Question about Rosie

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Walter Oobleck

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StephenKing.com - Rose Madder
The information in The Library also notes the 14-year-mark...as does the first sentence of the first chapter and a number of sentences several pages into the story. I think there's a kind of prologue and then chapter 1. I looked through my copy...and my notes, but I did not index what Rosie's age could be. But yeah, Norman marrying her straight out of high school seems to fit a kind of pattern.
 

summer_sky

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Not my favorite King novel.
Quite frankly, I'm not convinced he wrote most of this book... while reading, I kept thinking that a woman wrote a large portion of this one.
It has been a long time since I read Rose Madder, though.
 
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Not my favorite King novel.
Quite frankly, I'm not convinced he wrote most of this book... while reading, I kept thinking that a woman wrote a large portion of this one.
It has been a long time since I read Rose Madder, though.
Maybe Tabitha helped - she was working or volunteering at a Woman's Shelter at one time, so perhaps she provided some insight or he just picked up clues from talking with her.
 
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summer_sky

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Maybe Tabitha helped - she was working or volunteering at a Woman's Shelter at one time, so perhaps she provided some insight or he just picked up clues from talking with her.
Personally, I suspect that she did a more than just provide insight...

Of course, I very well could be wrong as I am only going on my instincts here.
 
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Neesy

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Not my favorite King novel.
Quite frankly, I'm not convinced he wrote most of this book... while reading, I kept thinking that a woman wrote a large portion of this one.
It has been a long time since I read Rose Madder, though.
Are you serious? You think that SK would release a novel that he did not write?
He was channeling his 'feminine' side I guess :sentimental: - There are actually men out there who can sympathize with women and imagine what it would be like to be in their place.

I have never read any of Tabitha's work, so I have nothing to go by, but like N_N said, he would not do that.


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summer_sky

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Are you serious? You think that SK would release a novel that he did not write?
*shrugs shoulders*
I think it very well possible that he could have been in a place, time and/or situation in his life that he could have compromised and put his name on a story that his wife may have written at some point in time.
I also think it possible that Rose Madder was written way earlier than when it was published/released.
 
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Neesy

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*shrugs shoulders*
I think it very well possible that he could have been in a place, time and/or situation in his life that he could have compromised and put his name on a story that his wife may have written at some point in time.
I also think it possible that Rose Madder was written way earlier than when it was published/released.
Like in his book where the writer starts to get writer's block but luckily has a backlog of books he wrote in the past?
 
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summer_sky

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I try not to upset anyone, but sometimes it happens
:fingers:

How's your day going? Did you get today off work?
Nope, I am at my fulltime job today... just waiting on slow printer and trying to keep my mind active between print jobs.

Btw, I have been doing the internet forum thing since 2000... I do not take offense personally easily.
Sometimes, I do offend others, though. Not intentionally (usually), but because I often do not have time to 'xplain myself fully. I cannot type fast (didn't take typing class seriously waaaaay back in high school... didn't think I'd ever have to type for a living. :tongue-new: )
 
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