Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Book review: Lisey's Story by Stephen King

Less scary than weird, Lisey's story is a tale of a widow, and what happens/ed to her during and after her husband's lifetime. 

A widow for two years, Lisey begins the story finally ready for the task of going through her late husband Scott's papers. Scott had been a famous and popular horror/sci-fi writer, and scholars had dedicated significant time to studying the meaning of his works. Needless to say, they have been clamoring for access to his papers since his death. 

As Lisey and her mentally unstable sister Amanda get to work, strange things begin to happen. An unbalanced man threatens her if she doesn't give Scott's papers over to his favored scholar. Amanda spirals more deeply into her illness, and the parts of her marriage best forgotten begin calling from behind the purple curtain of Lisey's memory. 

Because Scott wasn't just an author, he was also a reporter - telling tales of a world beyond this one, where he saw what might come after his death. And he's left a series of clues for Lisey to solve that will probably save her life. If she dares to look behind the purple curtain.

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