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ISBN13: 9780451186362
ISBN10: 0451186362
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Rose Daniels saw the single drop of blood on the bed sheet — and knew she must escape from her macabre marriage before it was too late.<P>But escape was not as easy as fleeing to a new city, picking a new name, finding a new job, lucking out with a new man. Her husband, Norman, was a cop, with a cop's training, a cop's technology, a cop's bloodhound instincts. And even worse, Norman was — well, Norman. Rose knew she had been married to a savage brute. Now she realized she was being tracked down by a terrifying monster — but the only place she found to hide could be the most dangerous of all....

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This is the story of Rose Daniels, "the most richly portrayed female King's ever created" (Detroit Free Press). Escape from her macabre marriage is not as easy as fleeing to a new city, picking a new name, finding a new job, and lucking out with a new man. Not with a husband like Norman...

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Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.

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Andree, April 26, 2014 (view all comments by Andree)
I had really high hopes, thinking I had found some forgotten gem of Mr. Kings imagination. I did enjoy parts of it, and Rose is a very well written character-but I guess it just wasn't for me in the end. Not the best he has written- but for a compulsive fan, it's readable. Over all, not my favorite, but I still love Mr. Kings writing style, and will always be a fan.
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Andree, April 26, 2014 (view all comments by Andree)
I had really high hopes, thinking I had found some forgotten gem of Mr. Kings imagination. I did enjoy parts of it, and Rose is a very well written character-but I guess it just wasn't for me in the end. Not the best he has written- but for a compulsive fan, it's readable. Over all, not my favorite, but I still love Mr. Kings writing style, and will always be a fan.
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kayjay, August 20, 2007 (view all comments by kayjay)
If you are a big Stephen King fan, you are almost bound by compulsion to read every single one of his books. Nevertheless, consider how very many other books King has writtern, feel free to put this one on the bottom of your pile (sorry, Powell's)!

I do not want to give anything away, but I do want to say some things. First of all, I take issue with the quote - included in the Powell's synopsis, as of 8/20/07 - about Rose Madder being one of King's most richly drawn female characters (a comment from the publisher, no doubt). It just isn't true.

Also, many of the events which happen in the book are interesting, but similar happenings are better explored in some of his other books (The Talisman, for example).

And even though one has to suspend his or her belief for King novel's, this one asked too much of me in that regard. I simply think it's a lemon of a book.

My main beef with this book, however, was the vulgarity. In general, King tends to go a little heavy on "bad" words and sexual imagery with his books, but this time the joke goes too far, so to speak.

We are treated to gratuitous depravery and obscenity through the character of Rose Madder's husband. It is as if King does not trust the reader to believe the guy is bad, or even evil, based on much other evidence.

Important to note: people for whom the subject of spousal abuse is a particularly personal and harrowing event should avoid this book.

A better book whose plot revolves around the (albeit grim) topic of spousal abuse is "Black and Blue" by Anna Quindlen.

Better books by Stephen King include but are not limited to, "The Shining" (the Kubrick movie does not follow the book very well), "The Talisman," "The Stand," and "The Tommyknockers." Buy one of these others instead, or ANY of King's others... from powells.com, of course! :)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451186362
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Revenge
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Runaway wives
Subject:
Revenge -- Fiction.
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Horror fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series Volume:
C-3660
Publication Date:
June 1996
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.83x4.19x1.29 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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