I have to confess that I had started reading this book just because it was short. I wanted to read something by Stephen King on my 6 hours trip from home to the city where I went to university. The book was sitting on the bookcase and when I asked my parents about it, both of whom are great Stephen King fans, they just shrugged. I took the book with me but did not have great expectations for it.
There are no words to describe how astonished I was once I started it. The book is amazing. It is fascinating and intriguing. It is a bit scary at places, but we should not forget who wrote it after all. I would expect nothing less by Mr. Stephen King.
I have always liked Stephen King, but Rose Madder, in my opinion, is his greatest work. I am not sure when was the book written. I believe it was somewhere back in 1995 and yet, it is still relevant in today’s world. It shows with full force that in real life everything comes for a price, nothing is ever free.
Rose Madder tells the story of a woman, who decides not to let her husband kill her. It is a story about personal change. A story about choices and their consequences. I won’t tell you more since it is worth reading. For me, this is a book that every woman should read and have at home.
The rating I am giving the novel is:
Idea: 5 out of 5
Story-line: 5 out of 5
Editing: 5 out of 5
Twists: 5 out of 5
Total = Willingness to read more of the same author: 5. This undeniably is my favourite Stephen King’s book, and one of the few books I would reread some day.