All in all, Rose Madder is not one of King's best books. Some parts are riveting, but I found myself struggling to get through some chapters and generally found most of the second half to be predictable and weak. If you've never read one of Stephen King's books, then you should start with one of his stronger works such as The Shining or Misery /5(). Rose Madder is “an eerie, remarkably mature and moving novel” (The Washington Post)/5(). Rose Madder 1 It was fourteen years of hell, all told, but she hardly knew it. For most of those years she existed in a daze so deep it was like death, and on more than one occasion she found herself almost certain that her life wasn’t really happening, that she would eventually awaken, yawning and stretching as prettily as the heroine in a Walt Disney animated ed on: J Rose Madder is the 35th book published by Stephen King; it was his 29th novel, and the 24th under his own name. The book was released by Viking in June of , and is related to King's Dark Tower series. Like Insomnia, the novel draws heavily from Greek mythology for its metaphysical : Horror, Fantasy.
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 more 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. Indeed, in many ways Rose Madder represents my personal ideal of any work of speculative fiction, an ordinary person in an extraordinary situation doing the best they could against the darkness. As such I have to agree with Mrs Dark - this is one King classic which gets sadly overlooked. This Rose Madder book review was written by Dark/10(2). Read an Excerpt. Rose Madder ; It was fourteen years of hell, all told, but she hardly knew it. For most of those years she existed in a daze so deep it was like death, and on more than one occasion she found herself almost certain that her life wasn’t really happening, that she would eventually awaken, yawning and stretching as prettily as the heroine in a Walt Disney animated cartoon/5(). The dark patches growing in Rose Madder's flesh were hot and fevery-Rosie fancied she could almost feel them squirming against her own skin. Otherwise, the woman in the chiton-in the zat-was as cold as a corpse. But Rosie was no longer afraid. Rose Madder kissed her cheek, high up toward the jaw, and whispered, "I love you, little Rosie.
"Roused by a single drop of blood on the bedsheet, Rosie Daniels wakes from fourteen years of a nightmare marriage and suddenly takes flight. She uses her husband's ATM card to buy a bus ticket, determined to lose herself in a place where Norman won't find her. She'll worry about all the rest later." "Alone in a strange city, she begins to make a new life, and good things start to happen/5(30). Sttephen Kings book "Rose Madder" is a book that combines, fantasy, reality, gore, and humor. This is the first Stephen King book I've ever read, and it scared me. It is one of the most chilling books on the market. The book takes off right from the beginning.5/5(5). Find your preferred location and add it to your address book Dispatch to this address when you check out A brilliant, dark-hued fable of gender wars, a haunting love story, and a hold-your-breath triumph of suspense, ROSE MADDER is Stephen King at his electrifying best. Special offers and product promotions/5(). Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes The Institute, Elevation, The Outsider, Sleeping Beauties (cowritten with his son Owen King), and the Bill Hodges trilogy: End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and an AT&T Audience Network original television series).