On the surface this is a romance of memories as a widow looks back on her marriage to a famous writer, but being Stephen King there is obviously far more to it than that.
This is a long book which gives itself time to build slowly, drawing you in with hints and incomplete explanations, weaving together past and present, memory, reality and dream. At its heart is the place of inspiration, a literal Other World, accessible to all but visited by few, full of terrors and wonders. Lisey’s Story works on many levels and lingers long after it is done.
Lisey Landon lost her husband Scott two years ago, after a twenty-five-year marriage of profound, sometimes frightening intimacy. Scott was a celebrated, award-winning, novelist. And a complex man.
Lisey knew there was a dark place where her husband ventured to face his demons. Boo'ya Moon is what Scott called it; a realm that both terrified and healed him, that could eat him alive or give him the ideas he needed to write and live. Now it's Lisey's turn to face her husband’s demons. And what begins as a widow's effort to sort through her husband's effects becomes a perilous journey into the heart of darkness.
Publication date: 24/10/2006
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||24th October 2006|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Horror,|
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 40 books ...More About Stephen King