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The world of the painting

Discussion in 'Rose Madder' started by ReallyRosie, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. ReallyRosie

    ReallyRosie Well-Known Member

    I've read Rose Madder numerous times, I can honestly say it's one of my favorite books. I actually crave it if I go too long without re-experiencing Rosies tale. I've always appreciated how well King wrote from a womans perspective and the growth our heroine goes through.

    Now, I've read a lot of Kings work and love how so many stories touch upon another, especially in the Dark Tower series. What I am hoping for is someone who may have read something I cannot recall or something I haven't had the chance to read yet that tells more of Rose Madders story. She uses words like Ka that have obvious connections to the Dark Tower world. She's taken a potion to live hundreds of years so she could easily be in many of SKs stories. What happened to the baby Caroline? What was Rose plagued with? Who is Dorcus (Wendy Yarrow, to Rosie)?

    Any insight into the world of the painting or references to it would be greatly appreciated!
  2. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Welcome! :howdy:

    I have not read Rose Madder in many years, so I cannot answer your questions. Sorry.
    Your post has sparked a new interest in this book and I think I need to reread it soon, as I did not fully appreciate it the first time around. Thanks!
  3. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    welcome! Glad you are joining us.
  4. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    She also talks about seeing heads on poles in the streets of Lud. Have you read Song of Susannah, especially the Coda section?

    From September 22, 1992

    Meanwhile, I have an idea for a novel about a lady who buys a picture in a pawnshop and then kind of falls into it. Hey, maybe it'll be Mid-World she falls into, and she'll meet Roland!

    That's about as much as we know outside of the novel.
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  5. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the SKMB - Rose Madder is a favorite of mine as well. I didn't pick up on those connections, but there ya go! Clearly I need to re-read it. I think I read it hot off the presses, so 1993? 1994? Long, long time ago.

    Edit: aha! 'twas 1995!
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  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I thoroughly enjoyed that book! It's been a few years-5 or so-since I last read it though. I think I see a reread in the near future :)

    Welcome to the board!
  7. Shasta

    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    I LOVE Rose Madder. If I have a daughter her middle name will be Rose.

    I don't have answers to your questions, though. Sorry!
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  8. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    My grandaughter is Kaytlynn Rose
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  9. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Lovely name! My oldest is Anna Kaitlyn.
  10. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    King's sequel under work is Burnt Sienna.

    Oh, sorry. Not April 1 anymore.
  11. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    My Daughter did the spelling that way as my middle name is Kay, her middle name is Lynn. so kay Plus lynn
    Kaytlynn. I thought that was pretty clever.
  12. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    That is very clever. I've seen that name spelled so many different ways. Nice of your daughter to give you a namesake. God knows my mom will not forget that I didn't name anyone after her....
  13. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    DD#2's middle name is Rose, and she wishes it was her first name :) I was worried she would think it was too old fashioned--what do I know? lol
  14. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I also have a niece who named her oldest daughter, Cassidy Rose. Seems to be pretty popular.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...many welcomes...and peruse what Bev posted...he is one of the resident King swamis....
  16. Neesy

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

    I really love Rose Madder as well.

    Welcome to the SKMB ReallyRosie!
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  17. MaddenSudeikis

    MaddenSudeikis Well-Known Member

    This is one of my top all time favorite novels as well. Rose is a gorgeous name and Rose Madder is beautiful painting. I want more of Rose Madder. The world Rosie steps into is a Dark Towe universe, right? Could it be the same world as Lisey's Story in which Scott and Lisey go to?
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  18. xkittyx

    xkittyx Unfound

    I always wanted to know more and more and more about the world inside he painting, and the women Rose met in the painting as well. I've read Rose Madder 3 or 4 times now, and having read the DT books and stuff so many times now, only makes that curiosity worse!
  19. ALOT

    ALOT Banned

    When you get back ReallyRosie perhaps you and I can have a chat.
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  20. twiggymarie

    twiggymarie Daughter of One

    I'm going only by theory, but here's mine...

    I think that Rose Madder is the Crimson Queen, aka, the chick who gives birth to the Crimson King. If not her, then her twinner. First off, I think she's definitely a Prim monster, more than probably of the same lineage of Big Bad Red given the evidenced drop into madness, the final spidery form, and the fact that, while she's good to Rosie, she is pretty damn evil.

    It says in the book that she was once beautiful, like Helen of Troy beautiful, and we know the Crimson Queen had to have been beautiful enough to trick Arthur Eld into doing the horizontal limbo with her. Then, you get into the fact that she has the glammers, she's got incredible telepathic and physical strength, and that she morphs into a spider to feed. I really think this is a glimpse of CQ before she devolves fully into madness. Again, I can't positively prove it, but that's my theory.
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