Rose Madder

[PDF] Rose Madder | by í Stephen King - Rose Madder, Rose Madder Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereRoused by a single drop of blood Rosie Daniels wakes up to the chilling realisation that her husband is going to kill her And she takes flight with his
  • Title: Rose Madder
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9780340640142
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Rose Madder | by í Stephen King, Rose Madder, Stephen King, Rose Madder Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereRoused by a single drop of blood Rosie Daniels wakes up to the chilling realisation that her husband is going to kill her And she takes flight with his credit card Alone in a strange city Rosie begins to build a new life she meets Bill Steiner and she finds an odd junk shop painting Rose Madder which strangely seemsAlternate cover for [PDF] Rose Madder | by í Stephen King - Rose Madder, Rose Madder Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereRoused by a single drop of blood Rosie Daniels wakes up to the chilling realisation that her husband is going to kill her And she takes flight with his
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Rose Madder

About Author

  1. Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English 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.

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  1. My book club read this book last month This is how book club went basically Joy Colleen, what was your favorite part of this book Me Well, Joy, I ll get to that in a few, but would anyone like some chocolate Passes around a bowl of chocolate until they are all staring at me expectantly Reluctantly continues You know, Joy, Stephen King never disappoints Every time I turned the page, there were words that formed sentences The kind of sentences that make up all of Stephen King s books Long ones, s [...]

  2. 3.5 StarsIf you can handle a story of horrific abuse, Hannibal Lector s idea of a tasty dinner, and haunted dreams from the beyond, you re going to love ROSE MADDER.Norman Bates Daniels is a lunatic cop with a foul mouth and a sick, evil mind, and for wife Rose, a life of fear and pain begins the night of her honeymoonr the reader, it s almost immediate and a real shocker.Unprepared, terrified and alone, after 14 long years of living in hell, Rose finally flees for her life knowing full well he [...]

  3. Probably my favorite King book, Rose Madder contains some of his creepiest imagery and the best characterization of a woman that he s managed thus far It s hard not to get involved in Rosie s problems as she runs from a horrifically abusive marriage The supernatural horror aspect of the story doesn t even enter into it until fairly late in the book King gives you the chance to watch Rosie grow and change, and to set the stage for what will happen next.Definitely the one I would loan to someone w [...]

  4. The concept of dreaming is known to the waking mind but to the dreamer there is no waking, no real world, no sanity there is only the screaming bedlam of sleep Stephen King can be downright weird with surprises he leaves for the reader For the bulk of the book, it s an interesting story of an abused woman escaping her sadistic and tormenting husband The main character is a sympathetic lead who doesn t indulge in melodrama or denial, but comes across realistically written when she escapes into a [...]

  5. I just met crazy rivaling that of Annie Wilkes Norman Daniels He s a special kind of nut.Turns out this book was better than I had anticipated Maybe that s due to low expectations, seeing that many put this one towards the bottom of their personal King ratings Introducing a preternatural painting within a story about spousal abuse is out there , maybe so than his other books But isn t that what King does so well The painting did not necessarily overwhelm the narrative It added a dimension Some [...]

  6. This is definately my least favorite of the King books I ve read so far I simultaniously loved and hated this book There were no parts that I just likedriously I was either loving it or hating it Clearly since I gave it 3 stars I loved parts then I hated.First the good stuff As usual Kings take on a crazy person is always amazing and terrifying My first King book was Misery and I just love his crazy villians I was actually getting a little bored with the book until Rosie found her painting and [...]

  7. Now I remember why I didn t like this the first time I read it It wears out its welcome a good 60 pages before the end We get our denouement, and then we re made to wade through a goodly chunk of book before we can call it done Still, Rose Madder is okay I think what keeps this book pretty middle of the road for me is Norman Daniels, our cliched villain King has three types of male antagonists women beaters, child molesters, and racists Norman Daniels suffers from the former and the latter while [...]

  8. The 31st book in my long term Stephen King reading project and the first one I had never read before Considering common opinion including King s own and my friends views, I enjoyed than I thought I would However, it s far from without issues For a long time I had a vague idea about men like Rose s husband I imagined that somewhere along the way something went wrong and what causes the rest of us to behave like human beings was lost in them The abundance of them made me refine my theory and now [...]

  9. Stephen King once famously proclaimed himself the Big Mac and fries of literature meaning his works are popular and enjoyable, albeit perhaps lacking in nourishment I heartily disagree with that assessment, for the most part Novels such as IT, Dolores Claiborne, and The Dead Zone are intricate, multi layered masterstrokes methinks King is too modest in regards to his own creations However the Maine author s observation does hold true in a few select cases Christine is a barrel of fun, but it cer [...]

  10. I really believe that Rose Madder contains one of the most relentless, heart stopping pursuits in any novel anywhere, and in Norman Daniels the strongest villain in any of King s work King doesn t just describe Norman Daniels s actions in Rose Madder he gets inside the monster s head and in the process shows us the kind of thoughts that motivate a violent murderer Rose McClendon married Norman right after high school, suffered a vicious bite from him on their wedding night, and from then on her [...]

  11. Great suspense Wife runs from her abusive husband who is now tracking herORY BRIEF The first 10% is Rose living with Norman They ve been married fourteen years He bites, stabs, and punches her Most of this harm is told rather than shown so it s a little less painful for the reader The next 80% is Rose leaving Norman, surviving with help from an organization, meeting someone, and Norman s search for her The organization helps abused women on the run The women in the organization have some good pa [...]

  12. A blend of horrific reality and mythical fantasy, Rose Madder came out of the left field and surprised me in the best way I ve seen a lot of less than positive reviews of this particular King, but I loved it I loved the Greek mythology references, I loved the main character Rosie McClendon, I loved the raw, brutal story, everything The prologue really sets the tone for the rest of the novel, it s one of the hardest things I ve ever had to read It s not for the fainthearted and there s a lot of s [...]

  13. Rose Madder is part of a group of King books I had yet not read Well, I m glad I did Like his best efforts, it is character driven And in Rose Daniels McClendon King supplies one of the best characters in all the books I ve read by him On the dark side of things, her abusive husband is one of his darkest villains What makes both so interesting is that they are also complex Rose, whose innocence covers a core of rage and Norman, who for all of his brutality, is ultimately pathetic What King offer [...]

  14. This is without a doubt the worst Stephen King book I ve read Why he felt the need to add the fantasy element in I don t know, but I found it absolutely ridiculous.Norman Daniels the psychopath husband was almost a caricature than a character A purely evil, hateful man with no redeeming qualities whatsoever, yet we re expected to believe this psycopath functions perfectly well in the police force and is a highly decorated detective Trying to imagine this man being sympathetic and kind to victim [...]

  15. This contains both the good and bad well not really bad of Stephen King I really loved the part of the book where he descibes Rose s relationship with her abusive husband, how she breaks away finally from that and then runs away from him across the country Norman, a police officer hunts Rose down and begins to eliminate those who try to interfere with his pursuit of his wife Great characters who are described in depth.The bad part of the book begins with the painting Rose buys for her new apartm [...]

  16. The best thing about the book was perhaps the beginning Inspite of being an author of the horror genre King brought out the brutality of domestic abuse so terrifyingly well I remember beads of sweat collecting on my forehead while reading the opening.

  17. La mente despierta conoce el concepto del sue o, pero para la persona que sue a no existe el mundo de la vigilia, el mundo real, la cordura la confusi n demencial del sue o Rose McClendon Daniels durmi inmersa en la locura de su marido durante otros nueve a os.Es un buen libro de King No es de lo mejor, pero se deja leer Es una novela que engancha desde el principio Ya con ese pr logo es imposible no seguir leyendo El autor nos escribe sobre Rose Daniels, una mujer que trata de escapar del demen [...]

  18. Ich habe es als H rbuch geh rt und muss sagen, dass die Stimme der Dame das H rbuch sehr ansprechend gemacht hat Wenn ich mich nicht arg t usche, war es die Synchronstimme unserer Anny Wilkes aus dem Roman Sie oder auch Berta aus der Serie Two and a half men Die Geschichte begann sofort spannend und auch, wenn es nach meinem Empfinden wieder sehr viele L ngen gab, hat mir das Buch doch im Allgemeinen recht gut gefallen Da das ganze Geschehen etwas ins Surreale rutscht, fand ich es umso spannende [...]

  19. This is Stephen King so of course I did enjoy it, simply because I love his writing, but I don t think this is one of his best.The story of an abused woman finally leaving her husband and him going after her is a good premise For me, I just aren t convinced that the supernatural aspect of the story added anything extra It was entertaining enough for me without the magic painting and everything that came with that.I did enjoy the way in which the author portrayed Rose She began as a weak woman, a [...]

  20. This book was the most amazing Stephen King book I have read to date It was absolutely amazing and would make the most awesome movie Stephen King is very skilled in character building when it comes to villains e.g Annie Wilkes from Misery, The Mad Cop from Desperation or Pennywise from IT Norman Daniels is main character Rose s abusively psychotic cop husband After 14 years of abuse and mistreatment, Rose runs away which causes Norman to come after her Norman scared me a bit as he was unpredicta [...]

  21. While reading this book I kept forgetting that it was a Stephen King novel It has it s twists and turns as his usual work does but this was so much than good vs evil Rose Madder is an emotional account of an abused woman who is trying to break free from a tormenting life, and has what is portrayed as a psychological break through as she goes on a journey to be free King also touches on the downfalls of the system that fails to protect women from situations like Rose is in Unfortunately there is [...]

  22. Savrseno napeto i s gropom u zelucu citajuci i iscekivati tko ce ovdje izvuci deblji kraj I onda paranormalni dio koji ljulja cijeli tijek i razbija ono odlicno u knjizi Joj kako bih voljela da tog dijela nije bilo P

  23. A fine example of books that start out brilliantly, lose the grip somewhere in between, and just go downhill from there I cannot believe I finished it My only motivation behind finishing it was to find out if the end is really what I was thinking of And no, it was worse.An abused wife runs away from home the descriptive scenes, the in depth psychological insights about the male and female protagonists were just awesome They hooked to me the book And I had heard so much about Stephen King, I was [...]

  24. It s a 3.7 Better than the last time I read it Norman Daniels is really, really scary I don t think the supernatural elements in this work nearly as well as they usually do for King And the final third of the novel is the weakest for me That s always a bummer.

  25. Not my usual kind of book I loved the writing I could have done without the fantasy part, but the entire book and title hinged upon it.

  26. The only reason I read this book was because it was mentioned as one that links to the Dark Tower series It doesn t really tie into the series but different aspects are mentioned in this book, which to me are always fun to find as I read It turns out that I ended up really liking this book I was a little worried at first whether I was going to actually finish this book.So the description says the story is about a Husband how is beating his wife and she leaves him, with constant fear he will hunt [...]

  27. Audiobook Narrated by Blair Brown Just an ok narration.I don t particularly care for female narrators so Blair Brown really wasn t what I wanted to hear I was at the almost ready to give up stage when who should drop by and join the cast The author himself he wasn t listed as narrator What a great surprise and the only reason I finished listening to the audio Ebook 4 Better than a 3 but not quite a 4 I hated the first part of this book I was bored witless, and I probably hadn t helped things alo [...]

  28. Other than LISEY S STORY, ROSE MADDER is the worst book Stephen King ever published It fails to deliver and is not well written at all The story works on one level The story of an abused woman rebuilding her life while, unknown to her, she s being pursued by her crazy husband is tenable It falls apart when King contorts his story to make room for the supernatural element which was under developed and poorly conceived King tries to make the woman in the painting seem powerful But with zero backst [...]

  29. Neste livro do Stephen King que come a de uma maneira bastante interessante, em que n s ficamos logo comovidos com o sofrimento de Rose Daniels, casada com Norman Daniels detective de profiss o, que vitima de viol ncia dom stica e que depois de 14 anos casamento resolve sair de casa assim de rompante sem pensar e sem planeamentoE assim come a uma dupla narrativa, a de Rose a construir uma nova vida sempre no terror de ser descoberta e a de Norman na sua persegui o com contornos algo macabros, ex [...]

  30. Atrapante aunque no entend el final Alguien expl queme porfa Acaso el trauma causado por Norman fue el origen de su actitud final Me encant el villano me hizo acordar a la contraparte de Thad Beaumont , el efecto espejo Lo real vs el mundo de la pintura , sus conexiones con La Torre Oscura que estoy seguro encontrar en la medida avance con la saga A pesar de engancharme con la historia, no puedo decir que fue un mega wow, esto por el postnormancuadro que no me result tan claro Considero que le d [...]

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