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Lisey's Story: A Novel by Stephen King
Lisey's Story: A Novel

suprjtritual, January 3, 2010

This was one of the best King novels in a while, and definitely reflects a progression in King's writing. It has the imaginative qualities of the Dark Tower series (though unrelated, though I'm sure there are connections) without the cliché darkness that turns so many people off of his earlier books.

One of the most brilliant aspects of this book is the balance he achieves between being able to both distance himself from the plot, which features the wife of a recently deceased bestselling author, while simultaneously asking the reader to consider truly how much is autobiographically produced. In any case, the increasingly complex plot unravels in a fairly fluid, but mysterious, way, and often leaves the reader wondering how much King will let them know. Ultimately, the book is about secrets, and the syllogistic progression reflects that.

Perhaps more importantly to the King fanatic, the book is a marked artistic movement, incorporating a style that is distinctly King, and yet somehow not at the same time.

My verdict: Well worth the time and energy spent on it.
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