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funky dredd
08-25-2007, 03:04 PM
Does anyone have a bigger size picture of this? I'm looking for wallpaper size...
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/3156/liseyye3.gif

Darkthoughts
08-25-2007, 03:08 PM
That is fantastic...where does it come from?

funky dredd
08-25-2007, 03:28 PM
It's from the hardback to Lisey's Story. If your wondering who did it...Mark Stutzman did it.
http://www.eloqui.com/

Darkthoughts
08-27-2007, 06:59 AM
Wow! The UK hardback cover sucks in comparison :(

funky dredd
08-27-2007, 09:04 AM
Have a look!
http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showpost.php?p=31162&postcount=156

ZoNeSeeK
08-27-2007, 11:04 PM
DT: is yours the green one with the feather and the drop of blood aswell?

Darkthoughts
08-28-2007, 04:33 AM
Yep:
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/Lisey001.jpg
(It looks blue in this shot, but its definately a greeny-turquoise colour!)
Inside the the cover its just plain red with no illustrations.

Wuducynn
08-28-2007, 05:15 AM
Yep:
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/Lisey001.jpg
(It looks blue in this shot, but its definately a greeny-turquoise colour!)
Inside the the cover its just plain red with no illustrations.

Yeah, thats a lame cover alright.

funky dredd
08-28-2007, 06:04 AM
I was never too fond of that cover. I always liked the shovel because it could pop up some very good questions for a new reader just picking it up. For instance "What does the shovel mean"?

Darkthoughts
08-28-2007, 09:38 AM
In general UK King covers suck :(

funky dredd
08-28-2007, 11:24 AM
I think the UK covers are too plain sometimes.

Darkthoughts
08-28-2007, 11:35 AM
They are, and I don't understand why. The Cell cover, for example, was plain ugly! Anyone know why there are different covers - why the publishers don't use the same covers for the same book?

Wuducynn
08-28-2007, 11:39 AM
What they think will interest folk in certain markets/countries I'm guessing.

Daghain
08-28-2007, 11:39 AM
I was just going to ask that question. :)

Darkthoughts
08-28-2007, 11:44 AM
What they think will interest folk in certain markets/countries I'm guessing.

Wow...thats a distressing answer judging by the UK covers - they must think we're a right load of artistically challenged, boring gits :(

Wuducynn
08-28-2007, 11:52 AM
Or appreciate sublter covers more than Americans.

Darkthoughts
08-28-2007, 11:56 AM
:lol: Some are subtle - the DT hardbacks show different views (in perspective) of the Tower and are in different colours, which I quite liked. And some of the Hodder and Staughton paperback covers are ok...but generally they're...bleck!...I'll see if I can find a picture of the Cell cover and you'll see what I mean.

Patrick
08-28-2007, 01:26 PM
Have a look!
http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showpost.php?p=31162&postcount=156

One cool thing about the U.S. presentation is that the shovel on the red dustjacket is not printed on the dustjacket - it is a really a cut-out in the shape of the shovel. So with the dustjacket on the book you are seeing the actual book behind it.

funky dredd
08-29-2007, 06:30 AM
Ya, I went as far as cutting the paper on my brodart so that the book would show. It's not perfect but it works.

jhanic
09-02-2007, 04:21 PM
Here are the US and UK Cell covers. The UK one is on the left.

John

jhanic
09-02-2007, 04:24 PM
Here are the US and UK Lisey's Story covers. The one on the right is a proof cover from the UK. I've only seen two copies of it (and I have one of the two!).

John

funky dredd
09-02-2007, 04:41 PM
I probably would have gone with the right one to release in the UK.

Darkthoughts
09-03-2007, 02:26 AM
I prefer that too.

As for the Cell cover, I haven't seen that UK one you have John, the most mass produced one I've seen in just red, white and black - although the UK publisher Hodder have just reissued all their King books with new covers - this is the newest cover for Cell:
http://www.thedarktower.org/gallery/data/500/cell001.jpg
all the other books are much the same, a bold colour with one graphic - eyecatching I guess, but still boring.

jhanic
09-03-2007, 04:22 AM
The UK Cell I pictured is the hardcover edition. I've not seen the UK paperback, but I agree that the one you show is very boring! I wonder what those publishers are thinking! They seem to be sacrificing everything interesting for conformity.

John

funky dredd
09-03-2007, 05:58 AM
Well when the profits start to go down because nobody is buying, maybe then they will rethink conformity.

ZoNeSeeK
09-03-2007, 06:11 PM
We get the same as the UK versions .. they must be just standard international release or something.

And yes, most of them suck :) but theyre all like $25 so thats ok ;)

jhanic
09-04-2007, 03:39 AM
Are those hardcover or softcover? $25 for a softcover book seems expensive!

John

funky dredd
09-04-2007, 05:03 AM
That's got to be for the hardcover, I couldn't see paying 25 for a softcover.

ZoNeSeeK
09-04-2007, 07:09 PM
AU$25 ($20 US) for the large size soft cover normally, AU$35 ($28 US) for the hardcover. Small size softcovers (novel sizes) usually AU$15-$20

Remember to incorporate freight costs for internationally published books

funky dredd
09-05-2007, 05:46 AM
That's expensive! Yikes!

Darkthoughts
09-05-2007, 12:02 PM
Man, that is expensive Zone!! A paperback here is generally 7.99 with hardbacks more pricey at about 17.99...although I paid 25 for Lisey's Story.

ZoNeSeeK
09-10-2007, 08:15 PM
EXCHANGE RATES PEOPLE :)

DT Its exactly the same price doofus :)

7.99 = AU$20
17.99 = AU$44

So its all in the same ballpark as our hardcovers can range from $35 to $50

Darkthoughts
09-11-2007, 12:30 PM
I love it when you call me doofus :lol:

ZoNeSeeK
09-13-2007, 11:16 PM
its so hot

nordh
04-21-2008, 08:19 AM
I was wondering, when Scott's father cut himself, how was he able to heal those wounds? Scott healed himself and his brother by going to the pool, but his father never traveled to that side, yet he seem to have healed just as well as his sons.

I guess talking logic about a book describing parallel universes doesn't make much sense, but I still have to say that it felt like a logical error. Or simply that I missed out on something.

Matt
04-21-2008, 08:36 AM
I think that Scotts father may have visited as a boy. At least I got the impression that this had been a part of his family for generations.

mia/susannah
04-21-2008, 09:31 AM
I Agree With Matt.

Bethany
04-21-2008, 12:01 PM
i didn't get them impression that scott's dad cut as badly or as deeply on himself as he did the boys. i assumed it was more of the cutting behavior that is seen today.

Randall Flagg
04-21-2008, 06:42 PM
I am going to merge this with the existing Lisey's Story thread with a brief redirect.
Great thoughts by the way.

ZoNeSeeK
04-21-2008, 10:13 PM
Sigh, the US covers are so much better than the UK/Aus ones we get

next king release im ordering it online.

nordh
04-21-2008, 10:51 PM
Even if he visited the world as a boy, which I personally do not believe from what was written, he could not do it as an adult. And even cutting (like some (emos?) do today) leaves scars and marks.

All Landons are fast healers, as we are told, but in what degree and how his father were is not something that's told in the book as far as I know. He did have the secret "tea-recipe", but I'm not sure what that was supposed to be. I felt that Scott used that as a decoy to not have to tell Lisey the truth about how he heals so well.



About covers, they are copyrighted to the company that prints the books, UK releases have different printing companies so they have to make a new cover. That's why there has to be different covers for different releases.

Dilly_Vanilly
04-22-2008, 11:18 PM
Does anyone know the value of the below book selling on Ebay? It is a Lisey's Story UK Proof without a hand written number on the title page. Help appreciated.....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=180235099863&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=008

ladysai
04-23-2008, 06:09 AM
You might want to check out this section of the site, Dilly:

http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=974

You'll probably find an answer there.
:)

MonteGss
05-10-2008, 05:04 PM
I'm about 250 pages in and so far, it's pretty typical King.....awesome! :)

obscurejude
05-10-2008, 05:06 PM
I'm about 250 pages in and so far, it's pretty typical King.....awesome! :)

Glad to hear it Monte. Its slow going there for a while, but it will pick up again. It was great for me.

MonteGss
05-10-2008, 05:11 PM
So far, I see similarities with this story and Bag of Bones. So, yeah, I like it! :thumbsup:

obscurejude
05-10-2008, 05:12 PM
Boo Ya Moon sounds like a kick ass place.

nordh
05-11-2008, 11:48 PM
I think this is a non-typical SK book myself due to the language he's using. The first half of the book I was a bit irritated by it, but after that I got a bit more used to it and I think it's an overall well written book. Far from a favourite though.

funky dredd
05-12-2008, 05:33 AM
It took me three times to get through this book as I really hated it. But once I got to the middle of it I really enjoyed it. Not my favorite either, but I really did enjoy it unlike some other people that just didn't lke it.

Jean
05-12-2008, 05:38 AM
that would be me

MonteGss
05-12-2008, 07:17 AM
I believe I only have about 125 pages left. Really good book!
This may not be surprising to some....but I sure see some "flipping"/Territories/DT connections in this book! :lol:

obscurejude
05-12-2008, 07:45 AM
No doubt. I didn't want to bring it up until you had finished though.

MonteGss
05-12-2008, 08:02 AM
:lol:
Maybe we can get into it more after today! :D

Elle216
09-02-2008, 01:03 PM
Continue to try and read Lisey's story. I just can't get into it. I bought it July 4th of last year and it just sits there on my bookcase day after day. I thought I'd give it another shot in early August but got sidetracked. In the last two weeks I've read The shining, Salem's Lot, Carrie and some of Kings short stories, and still I am unable to pick this book up or rather I am unable to read past page 23. So, give me a few reasons why I should give this novel a try before I give up on it completely.

razz
09-02-2008, 01:06 PM
i had the same problem. i still ain't read it. so i can't help you. sorry.

Daghain
09-02-2008, 01:15 PM
It starts out slow, but I definitely think it gets really good later on.

Elle216
09-02-2008, 01:23 PM
How much later? Is it maybe by page 200 or 20 pages before it ends?

Daghain
09-02-2008, 01:25 PM
I'd say maybe 100.

sarah
09-02-2008, 01:36 PM
I've read eight pages and then it collected dust until I returned it to the library. I had good intentions but....

Heather19
09-02-2008, 01:54 PM
I wouldn't even waste your time with it. I finished it just because I felt I had to since I had started it, and I kept telling myself that it must get better as it goes on, but sadly I did not enjoy it one bit. I thought it did a get a little (and I mean a little) bit better at the very end but it wasn't enough to save the book for me.

Daghain
09-02-2008, 01:55 PM
I'd agree it's not one of his better works, but I did enjoy it. Of course, I am probably one of those people who would read his grocery list if he published it. :lol:

Elle216
09-02-2008, 02:02 PM
*phew*, now I don't feel like such a slacker for not reading it.

Matt
09-02-2008, 03:18 PM
I was not real high on it but I'm too much like Daggers to not have read it. Duma Key was much better imo.

Elle216
09-02-2008, 03:32 PM
I have yet to read Duma, maybe I'll pick it up this weekend.

Heather19
09-02-2008, 03:58 PM
Now that's one I would highly recommend.

jhanic
09-02-2008, 05:39 PM
I read Lisey's Story twice and have no real desire to read it again in the forseeable future. It's just not THAT good of a story.

John

Jean
09-02-2008, 10:27 PM
I wouldn't even waste your time with it. I finished it just because I felt I had to since I had started it, and I kept telling myself that it must get better as it goes on, but sadly I did not enjoy it one bit. I thought it did a get a little (and I mean a little) bit better at the very end but it wasn't enough to save the book for me.
hear, hear!

It did get a little bit better, as Heather says... maybe we mean different things, too

for me it's Amanda's getting kidnapped from the hospital, and all other Amanda-relating stuff; she is the only character who held any interest for me

Altogether, it's like wading across a desert with the only thought, "will it ever end?"

Also I have to warn everyone concerned that this thread is soon going to be merged with that thread (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=823). http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/0134-bear.gifhttp://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/0134-bear.gifhttp://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/mishemplushem/Facilitation/0134-bear.gif

alinda
09-03-2008, 06:00 PM
Actually I've read it , and am currently thanks to this thread doing a reread. I am actually breezing thru it this time ...go figgure. :)

The Lady of Shadows
09-03-2008, 09:31 PM
i think you should give lisey another chance. i think it's a very poignant story about her life after her husband's death - you can see that she really hasn't moved on. and you can see that she never really knew him as well as she thought she did.

i found it sadly touching, very hard to put down, and not a little bit creepy. kind of like bag of bones from the woman's point of view. now i'm not saying it's as good as bag of bones (we all know how highly that book rates on my king-o-meter) but it's got kind of a similar feeling. how does one deal with the death of one's spouse? and can one maintain one's sanity in the face of discovery?

give it another try?

Elle216
09-03-2008, 10:27 PM
I don't know turtlesong, I've tried for over a year now... maybe I'll give it one more go? after all I did buy it as a new book and I don't think they'll return my money at this point, which makes me wonder, can you even return a book after you've bought it?

Matt
09-04-2008, 06:44 AM
I'm not sure about that, good question. :lol:

I think I will go through it again, but this time I'm going to listen to it.

Jean
09-04-2008, 06:56 AM
I definitely will go through it again. I am planning it for the Golden Jubilee of this site.

alinda
09-04-2008, 07:01 AM
:wtf:

The Lady of Shadows
09-04-2008, 08:15 AM
I definitely will go through it again. I am planning it for the Golden Jubilee of this site.

:wtf: nice. subtle.
we'll just add massive sarcasm to the list of the bear's many extraordinary talents. :lol:


I don't know turtlesong, I've tried for over a year now... maybe I'll give it one more go? after all I did buy it as a new book and I don't think they'll return my money at this point, which makes me wonder, can you even return a book after you've bought it?

i know b&n just changed their return policy. in the past you could return anything at anytime, with or without a receipt, and if you didn't have a receipt you got store credit. guess they realized they were getting massively ripped off cause the new policy is within 14 days with a receipt. and it's a little longer time with a gift receipt i think. although how they will handle this over the holidays is beyond me. some people (me for one) buy holiday presents way early (and i know that technically the christmas buying season starts the day after thanksgiving).

Bluenose
09-04-2008, 08:52 AM
I quite enjoyed the book actually - maybe not one of his best books, but enjoyable for what it was.

funky dredd
09-04-2008, 12:43 PM
I think I tried like 3 times to read it and I even had the audiobook and couldn't get into it. Then somebody bought me the paperback and I decided to give it a try again. Once I got past the 250 page mark I was all into it. I really enjoyed the story, although not his best I did enjoy it.

Ves'Ka Gan
09-04-2008, 04:34 PM
I agree that it may not have been the greatest story ever told, but I enjoyed it. There were a lot of things that occured in her memories of her husband and her new discoveries of him that I thought were really interesting and really cool.

I too, liked the Amanda character a lot, her story was very gripping and how she plays into things is really neat as well.

I don't know if I would urge you to finish it, but at least give it a little more time to grab you. It's not typical King, and I think that's why its tough, I feel the same way about Blaze. I probably would have liked it better if I hadn't picked it up expecting a Bachman book, you know? Try to read it as just another book rather than a Stephen King novel.

Poisonbat
09-07-2008, 08:24 AM
I actually enjoyed Liseys Story, but I have a hard time viewing it as a SK book. It is more of a romance novel to me, but it does have it's SK moments. I finished it, but don't really know if I will ever re read it. Maybe someday when I feel all mushy inside, hehehehe. Not one of my favorites, but still above The Tommyknockers on my list.:orely:

TLC
09-07-2008, 10:35 AM
i enjoyed it as well, and i did find it slightly hard to get into but i kept reading and I thought it got better and better.

3 DOORS DOWN
09-28-2008, 12:54 PM
Misery was the same for me,just could not get into it,but after 4 attempts
i finished it.Still not one of his best but it did get better.
Some class misery as one of thier favorite books but we all like different
books for different reasons.
Just give it 1 or 2 more goes,you may change your mind or not.

jhanic
09-28-2008, 03:06 PM
I find it hard to reread Misery--not because it's not a good book, but because it's such a well-written book that rereading it makes me very uncomfortable! Annie just scares the heck out of me!

John

ErinPatricia
09-28-2008, 03:29 PM
I picked it up and got through like 2 chapters...that was like 1.5-2 years ago it feels like.
Im gonna try again soon, maybe tonight.
I just finished what must be my 28th reread of The Stand.
I'm on a King kick now, and if I could find my damn copy of Wolves Id re-read the last 3 DT books.

3 DOORS DOWN
09-29-2008, 09:11 AM
Erin i know what you mean about re-reading the Stand i'm no where near
28 re-reads but its got to be my favorite book to read again,along with
the dark tower of course.

gillie
09-29-2008, 09:30 AM
I finally listened to Lisey's Story and really liked it. I did often wish for a paper copy so that I could go back & reread certain parts. I will have to reread it again someday.

gsvec
12-20-2008, 04:00 PM
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/kattofix/smilies/booyahsmiley.gif

Brice
12-22-2008, 09:43 AM
:lol:

Lily-sai
04-08-2009, 09:12 PM
I loved this book. Not only because I read it while I was sitting in the train from Bari to Milan (through Italy) for ten-something hours, gawping at the landscapes once in a while, but because of Boo'ya Moon. Sure, Lisey's story was a great company for me for those hours. I love travelling alone abroad, pondering all things between Heaven and Earth, and even better it gets when I've got a good story accompany me.

I forgot all about Italy around me as soon as I got into Boo'ya Moon - it was scary, beautiful and enchanting. As long as I got to stay far away from that piebald thing, Long Boy, I was quite happy - I had found one more world to dwell in. Different from the other worlds in that sense, that its dangerousness belongs in it. Usually worlds are plagued by evil, which is later gotten rid of, more or less. But not in Boo'ya Moon. It is both good and evil equally, light and dark. Very intriguing. :)

Now my copy of Lisey's Story dwells in Denmark, and I made my sai promise that if he'll travel, he'll take it with him, so Lisey's Story will see more of the wide world. =)

(forgive the grammatical errors in this text, my head feels like there is a swarm of bees. urgh.)

sleeplessdwarf
04-23-2009, 09:42 AM
Normally I would have just sent this message in a PM, but sometimes people should be known for who they are.
mulleins, my DJ arrived today. Not only did you give me an A++++ quality one, youtook more care in shipping than many ebayers do on actual books.

Hats off to you for your generosity and overall just being a good person. This is something I have learned applies to many here. I have belonged to my share of forums, and I have never met a group that is worth spending more time with. Thanks guys for being a wonderful community. Thank you King for bringing a group like this together. :grouphug:

Sam
10-17-2009, 10:41 AM
I've read such hatred for Lisey's Story from so many here. I would like to ask why. Why do you not like the charcters? What is it about them that made you dislike them so much? Was it the way Lisey talked, or her attitude, maybe her relationship with her family? What was it?

Sickrose
10-17-2009, 11:46 AM
I am quite surprised at so many people disliking this book but a 'King book' means something different to us all and his body of work is so disperate I think.

I liked Lisey's story but I was mising my King books, I think, and hadn't read any in a while. There are typical King elements like introducing elements like the 'Long boy' and you have to read on for the relevance! Although there wasn't a lot of characters with their own entertaing back story that you usually get with King books. Therfore, the 'palaver' parts he does so well don't really happen.

Maybe there is an element of how well do we really know the person we live with or marry? They had a life a before us and how much do we know of that? Do we all have a Boo ya moon to some extent?


Although there seems to be a favourable reception to Duma Key and I am thinking about getting this!

RoseMadder
10-17-2009, 12:15 PM
I enjoyed the schmuck out of the book, i really did. Besides the content of the story itself ( which was good ) Stephen King has a way of writing that no matter what is hypnotizing. Dance Macabre, On writing, neither the usual entertainment type of read, but I read and enjoyed them just the same. I think I would find entertainment in his grocery list..I hope that doesn't make me an Incunk..:orely:

Sickrose
10-17-2009, 12:27 PM
I liked smuck as an alternate to F*ck ! I heard it so much in my head as I was reading it i started to use it a bit!

I agree with you about the grocery list :) Maybe we can buy a copy somewhere heheh

Woofer
10-21-2009, 05:21 AM
I can't really define any single thing about Lisey's Story that didn't work for me. I guess the best way for me to summarize it is that it read like a Koontz novel.

Jean
10-21-2009, 05:22 AM
I can't really define any single thing about Lisey's Story that didn't work for me. I guess the best way for me to summarize it is that it read like a Koontz novel.
like a Koontz novel twice the regular Koontz size

Woofer
10-21-2009, 05:25 AM
I can't really define any single thing about Lisey's Story that didn't work for me. I guess the best way for me to summarize it is that it read like a Koontz novel.
like a Koontz novel twice the regular Koontz size

Yes!

BillyxRansom
10-21-2009, 02:20 PM
I think I tried like 3 times to read it and I even had the audiobook and couldn't get into it. Then somebody bought me the paperback and I decided to give it a try again. Once I got past the 250 page mark I was all into it. I really enjoyed the story, although not his best I did enjoy it.

jesus christ it took 250 pages?

Jean
10-21-2009, 10:37 PM
Yes, after page 250 it becomes readable. Marginally.

Woofer
10-22-2009, 04:17 AM
True, it did get less tedious after that. I can't comment specifically because I borrowed the copy I read.

Brice
10-22-2009, 05:12 AM
I absolutely loved it, but then I've never found a King story I didn't like.

Woofer
10-22-2009, 05:14 AM
It would be very low on my list of King re-reads.

Jon
10-22-2009, 10:51 AM
Not his best work.

Not his worst work.

Bool

mikeC
11-18-2009, 08:15 AM
I think this is one of his most unique, well written and well edited books, ever.
Alot of his books have something we've read or seen before just re-worked through the King eye but I find the section of Boo-ya moon to be very orginal.
Granted most of the book is a little slow and the stalker guy is kind of pointless but the husband's background and the boo-ya moon stuff is amazing.
It's also a great love story and as with most of his best work is quite sad.
It's definitley a top 5 novel for me by SK.
MW that reads the book is fantastic in the audio version.

Sam
04-07-2010, 10:09 AM
If you don't like it, you don't like it. You can't help that. I wish I knew what I could say to help you to enjoy it more, but I don't. I know the manner Lisey talked turned some people off as they saw her as a silly character. I found her to be interesting and a little conservative, but realistic. I thought she conveyed the loss of her husband very well from the way she dealt with his office and even to her tasting the ancient piece of their wedding cake. Things like that make some people say who in their right mind would do that, but I respond that this was an action done by someone who absently wanted that connection to the person who mattered most in their life but had been removed their life forever. Small things like that actually hit very hard for me (partly because in the back of my mind I wonder how long it will be before I'm doing things like that, but that's for a different day) and show me just where King's thoughts really were after he was struck by that van. This really is one of his most subtle and powerful stories, but it's the little things in the story that show that, not the major plot itself.

Jean
04-07-2010, 10:34 AM
Note: Sam's post right above has been copied here from The 2010 Reader Awards, where it was addressed to bears

cowboy_ed
11-12-2014, 05:22 PM
BIG BUMP (spoilers too) - can anyone help me in locating the exact spot where Lisey is in the pool and sees the figure that may or may not be Scott himself? That's always been one of my favourite passages, and always genuinely spooked me, but I've been flipping through the book for an hour now and can't find it!

Also, does anyone else have trouble with pronouncing it Lee-see? Since the day I picked the book up the first time, it's rhymed with icy, and I can't change that...

Bev Vincent
11-13-2014, 03:39 AM
BIG BUMP (spoilers too) - can anyone help me in locating the exact spot where Lisey is in the pool and sees the figure that may or may not be Scott himself? That's always been one of my favourite passages, and always genuinely spooked me, but I've been flipping through the book for an hour now and can't find it!

Is this what you're looking for? Section 9 in XI. Lisey and The Pool. Roughly 3/4 of the way through the book.

Girlystevedave
11-13-2014, 06:03 AM
Also, does anyone else have trouble with pronouncing it Lee-see? Since the day I picked the book up the first time, it's rhymed with icy, and I can't change that...

Yes.
I've always said it as rhyming with icy, too. And I refuse to change that. :lol:

cowboy_ed
11-13-2014, 02:55 PM
BIG BUMP (spoilers too) - can anyone help me in locating the exact spot where Lisey is in the pool and sees the figure that may or may not be Scott himself? That's always been one of my favourite passages, and always genuinely spooked me, but I've been flipping through the book for an hour now and can't find it!

Is this what you're looking for? Section 9 in XI. Lisey and The Pool. Roughly 3/4 of the way through the book.

That's it! Thank you. Chills..

Jacqui
02-14-2016, 02:09 AM
I'm rereading Lisey's Story at the moment, and I don't know what's going on. I read it a couple of years ago, and I remember enjoying it, but I'm reading it now and barely remember any of it. This is very unusual for me, I tend to remember books, even if I've only read them once. But this is like reading a brand new book...

Um, I think I was pregnant when I read it the first time, but that doesn't explain it. I read other books I'd never read before then and I remember them. It's strange. But I'm intrigued by the book all the same. I only remember the very first bit, with Lisey in Scott's study, looking for the spade. Everything after that is like new to me.

I hope I like it as much as I think I did...

Bunyip
02-20-2016, 02:52 AM
I'm thinking about reading it again after stumbling across this thread. I didn't overly enjoy it the first time. I certainly didn't hate it, but it didn't put me in a trance like a few of his favourites do. I'm just scrambling through Talisman/black house set again, then I might give Lisey another run.i will be interested to hear your thoughts on your own re read...interesting that you don't remember a great deal about it.

craigobau
02-21-2016, 07:12 AM
I'm one of the many people who put Lisey's Story down somewhere between 50 and 100 pages in because I found the language too dense.

I re-read it last year and absolutely loved it, in fact, I think the period during which we got Lisey's Story, 11/22/63, and Duma Key to Under the Dome to be one of Sai King's greatest period of writing (indeed, I'd put 11/22/63 and Duma Key in my Top 5 King novels).

Definitely worth a re-read if you suffered through the first read and didn't finish it.

Jacqui
02-28-2016, 03:40 PM
I enjoyed it, but even right up to the end, still didn't remember anything of the actual story I know for certain I'd read before. Very strange indeed

Br!an
02-28-2016, 06:04 PM
I'm one of the many people who put Lisey's Story down somewhere between 50 and 100 pages in because I found the language too dense.

I re-read it last year and absolutely loved it, in fact, I think the period during which we got Lisey's Story, 11/22/63, and Duma Key to Under the Dome to be one of Sai King's greatest period of writing (indeed, I'd put 11/22/63 and Duma Key in my Top 5 King novels).

Definitely worth a re-read if you suffered through the first read and didn't finish it.

I recently re-read Duma Key and it's a fantastic book. I think I'll give this a re-read too.

Brian861
02-28-2016, 09:18 PM
I'm one of the many people who put Lisey's Story down somewhere between 50 and 100 pages in because I found the language too dense.

I re-read it last year and absolutely loved it, in fact, I think the period during which we got Lisey's Story, 11/22/63, and Duma Key to Under the Dome to be one of Sai King's greatest period of writing (indeed, I'd put 11/22/63 and Duma Key in my Top 5 King novels).

Definitely worth a re-read if you suffered through the first read and didn't finish it.


I recently re-read Duma Key and it's a fantastic book. I think I'll give this a re-read too.

I'm about 60 pages out from finishing my first read of Duma Key. Awesome, awesome story telling. I'd add it to my top 5 as well. I recall liking Lisey's Story when I read it but could tell you very little about the story now. Probably one I won't revisit.

jhanic
02-29-2016, 06:20 AM
Lisey's Story was one I struggled to read the first time, although I did finish it. I picked it up for a reread and couldn't do it. My least favorite of all King's works.

John

Brian861
02-29-2016, 09:23 AM
That's Revival for me. I know a lot of people like it but it never sank in while I was reading it. Strongly disliked the final showdown if you will.

Jon
03-03-2016, 08:28 PM
Lisey's Story was one I struggled to read the first time, although I did finish it. I picked it up for a reread and couldn't do it. My least favorite of all King's works.

John


Worse than Thinner? I have started Thinner four times and have yet to make it past half way. I thought the movie might help so I watched...no help.

Brian861
03-03-2016, 09:15 PM
Thinner was my first read of King but I didn't know it at the time as it was loaned to me by a girlfriend who revealed later to me that it was King. Good thing I really enjoyed. Would have missed out on a lot!

Jean
03-11-2016, 08:22 AM
Lisey's Story was one I struggled to read the first time, although I did finish it. I picked it up for a reread and couldn't do it. My least favorite of all King's works.

John


Worse than Thinner?
Worse. It's longer.

BROWNINGS CHILDE
03-12-2016, 02:20 PM
I barely made it through Lisey's Story the first time, and it took about 3 months, with about 7 or 8 books started and completed during the same period. I know I'd never make it through a reread. It is not my absolute least favorite, that position is reserved for The Regulators, but it is #2.....from the bottom.

Constant-Reader
03-23-2016, 05:13 PM
I barely made it through Lisey's Story the first time, and it took about 3 months, with about 7 or 8 books started and completed during the same period. I know I'd never make it through a reread. It is not my absolute least favorite, that position is reserved for The Regulators, but it is #2.....from the bottom.

that's funny because I really liked Lisey's Story and The Regulators. but I don't think there is a Stephen king book I didn't like...

what did you dislike the most about Lisey's Story?

Heather19
03-29-2017, 06:18 AM
I remember I read the book when it first came out, and I really struggled with it. I just found it to be very slow and boring. Almost quit numerous times but persevered because it was King. Yet when I got to the end, I was thoroughly disappointed and thought it was a huge waste of time. And since then I've been saying how much I hated it.

Well I just listened to the audiobook, and dare I say that I actually enjoyed it a bit this time. It wasn't nearly as bad as I remembered it being. I don't know if it's that I listened to the audiobook so it was much faster to get through this time versus reading the book. And it was narrated by Mare Winningham who did a fantastic job. I actually really enjoyed the portions of the book about Scott's family and Boo'ya Moon. I wish the whole book was about his childhood and how he grew up in this very dysfunctional family. I think I would have enjoyed that immensely more. The parts with Lisey were still a little bit tedious though. And the language was very annoying. But I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it more this time around.

kaufen
05-17-2017, 03:13 AM
I believe I only have about 125 pages left. Really good book!

Sai Sheb
05-20-2017, 11:46 PM
Loved this book! The story isn't the strongest but it's the relationship between a wife and dead husband that captivated me... Boo ya is unlike any place SK has imagined before, but would love to visit for a while. The back story of his childhood and smucking father was brilliant and would make a novel in its own right, filling in blanks like his mother?! For me it was one of his best totally loved it...