Stephen King – Rose Madder Audiobooktext
Where to start .
there are so many things I would love to write so that I can share my love of this novel with you, but at the same time I fear that so much passion will make you run away!
Keeping it moderate and completely objective, I’d say Rose Madder is Stephen King’s best novel (along with Salem, I never get to slice those two). Stephen King – Rose Madder Audiobook .
Reading the first few pages, I first wondered if I was really in a Stephen King novel.
A battered wife who decides to leave her husband to start a new life .
fine, but where are the monsters, the supernatural events?
Let’s start with the supernatural events.
There is indeed one, which arrives in the middle of the story.
Rose, the heroine, wants to sell her engagement ring.
Entering a shop, she sees a painting that she is going to fall in love with.
It represents a woman, blonde, that can only be seen from the back, and is called Rose Madder.
Rose buys Rose (I always dreamed of writing this) and sets it up at her place.
Of course, this is no ordinary painting .
I won’t tell you more, but trust me, if you want the supernatural, you won’t be disappointed!
And now the monster: the regular that I have become impatiently awaited the appearance of the monster (finally, the motto of the horse is not that silly) .
and finally, the monster was present from the first pages .
Simply, it was neither a clown (still happy!), Nor a malevolent spirit, nor vampires, nor a possessed dog (although I have not yet read Cujo, the state in which he let some of my friends make me think he’s not a nice doggie).
Here the monster is a man, a human being in appearance, but evil on the inside .
it is the husband! (It feels like an episode of CSI .
if the woman goes missing, look for the husband).
Norman Daniels (no, just the name .
that’s a sign!) Is Rose’s ultra-violent husband .
when I say ultra, that’s an understatement.
I’m not going to give you a list of everything he did to her .
but frankly, it’s very creepy. Stephen King – Rose Madder Audiobook .
When he discovers that his wife has disappeared, he goes in search of her, sowing corpses behind him.
Norman is the archetype of the bloodthirsty brute, and besides, the portrayal of him at the end of the novel illustrates this perfectly.
He has only one goal: to torture and kill his wife for having the audacity to leave him.
Rose Madder is an excellent novel for three reasons:
1) It makes us think about the image we have of the monster.
It often happens that under a mask of virtue, of benevolence, hides a black soul.
And it happens even more often that a victim becomes an executioner.
2) He treats with modesty a theme often overlooked, battered women.
3) He’s in my top 3! No just kidding, that’s not a reason, and I promised to be objective.
The real third reason has to do with the evolution of the main character.
I promised you moderate and objective review, I hope I kept my promise.
But keep in mind that while writing it, I had only one thought in mind: “This book is too great (with a multitude of a), you must read it (with” must “written in capital letters and a multitude of exclamation marks).
I got to know Rose McClendon Daniels in a funny way.
Curled up in a corner, she’s bleeding, a lot of blood.
The pain is excruciating.
Norman writes the emergency services on the phone before eating his sandwich.
Then he sets about cleaning up the stage: removing the blood, putting Rose on the stairs.
The last usual recommendations: you have understood what to say Rosie otherwise I will kill you.
The decor is set from the first lines.
Welcome to Rosie’s daily hell.
This miscarriage is just one ordeal among many.
Rosie is married to an ultra violent weirdo who hits her for a yes or a no (a crumpled sheet, a pocket book lying around).
Rosie stays 14 years with this bad guy.
One morning, she realizes that Norman will end up killing her and that she must leave.
Rosie leaves with nothing except Norman’s bank card.
The run begins.
If Norman is a first-rate asshole and a nutcase, he is nonetheless a rather gifted cop who walks by instinct.
He is determined to teach him a lesson.
“We’re going to have to have a little chat, honey, a little chat between four eyes.
This novel is really well written.
The narration alternates between Rose’s point of view and that of Norman.
You can feel him getting closer; we follow its path.
HE is on his heels.
Stephen King amazed me with his ability to translate so accurately the hell of battered women.
I found the story captivating from the first word to the last word.
I did not find lengths like in Sac d’os.
How not to be held in suspense when you know that if Norman finds Rosie, she will leave her skin there? I loved to see it rebuild, flourish;
As for Norman, we see him sink into violence and hatred.
I also enjoyed the fantastic part. Stephen King – Rose Madder Audiobook .
Fan of mythology, I really liked these nods, in particular to the Minotaur and its labyrinth.
Captivating, creepy too.
Different, very realistic.