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Rose Madder
Rose Madder | Stephen King
Roused 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 old junk shop painting, ‘Rose Madder’, which strangely seems to want her as much as she wants it.But it’s hard for Rosie not to keep looking over her shoulder. Rose-maddened and on the rampage, Norman is a corrupt cop with a dog’s instinct for tracking people. And he’s getting close. Rosie can feel just how close he is getting...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.
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booklover984
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As always, King is an awesome writer, awesome story teller!
Love how the painting comes alive and helps Rose through her journey of leaving and defeating her abusive husband.

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bookvixen
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mirellalella86
Rose Madder | Stephen King
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Not feeling very well, so I'm going to stay in bed and read. Before I do that, I need to prepare a creamy zucchini soup. I'm not in the mood of cooking, but as I don't live alone that stuff has to be done. Going to do it right away because I've lost a couple of hours and I haven't done anything ...

Crazeedi Pamper yourself today you deserve it! Hope you feel better soon 💞 2mo
mirellalella86 Thank you, @Crazeedi !!! Feeling emotionally exhausted !!! Tomorrow will be a better day !!! 🖤💜💙🖤xx 2mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 2mo
mirellalella86 @cobwebmoth I'm much better now, @cobwebmoth ...Thank you!!!💞x 3w
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LiterRohde
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“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.”

#QuotsyJune19 | 12: #Rose

📷: Made with Typorama

Clare-Dragonfly Nice image choice 😆 2mo
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booklover984
Rose Madder | Stephen King
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Steven king is one of my favorite authors. This was one of the first few books I read by him. I was lucky to be allowed to even read his works when I was younger. And I mean like early middle school young. So when I saw this at a used book store, I had to have it.

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OrangeMooseReads
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📖 Rose Madder by Stephen King even though I‘ve never read it
🎙 Kiss from a Rose by Seal from Batman Forever
📽 The Rose with Bette Midler even though I‘ve never seen it.
(Edit): I completely for got to tag @JoScho #manicmonday

JoScho 💚🌷💚 4mo
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DogMom91
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Had one of these lights when I was teenager, but who knows where that ended up. Went and bought me one today, and to say I‘m excited is an understatement. #ItsTheSmallThings #NighttimeReadingReady

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Caffeinated_Reader
Rose Madder | Stephen King
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Let‘s try this one for book 70 of my year!

Caffeinated_Reader Holy hell. Such a sad heartbreaking story. Of course it had the exact ending it needed. The epilogue made me feel like I was being held hostage by the book 😂😂😂 I hate when things are over done and drawn out but I‘m happy to have read it all. Stephen King is a fucking amazing writer. This book is proof 🖤 9mo
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BookishRedhead
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Why the heck does Stephen King not like this book?!
It's so good and underrated.
Rosie is another strong figure we all need every now and then and Norman needs a big rusty pitch fork through his body from one end to the other.

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ConjurorOfWords
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Listening to the audio book. One little annoyance. At one point while listening it skipped a whole paragraph. Must be something with the audio file. Still, enjoying it very much. :)

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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During the tour yesterday, we stopped at a tiny little Stephen King bookstore. @burnTheShopdown convinced me to give this one a try!

No kids at all, apparently, so we‘ll see how this goes!

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ConjurorOfWords
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I accepted a challenge to post covers of 7 books that I love: no explanations, no reviews, just the covers.

Day 3.

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AmyG
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R is for Rose Madder. (I have never seen this cover before)

#KingAtoZ @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz I‘ve never seen that one either. Interesting choice for the publisher to do. 1y
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MinDea
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LETTER F: Family Dysfunction. King is always able to show all the terrible and awful dysfunction within a family. He can really make you realize your family isn't as bad as you think it is! 🤣🤣🤣

#KingAToZ @GarthRanzz

GarthRanzz I sometimes think he knew my family too well. 😊 Great image! 1y
AmyG Ahhhhh...definitely the Torrence family. 1y
rohit-sawant Great take! 👏🏼 1y
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Dre43
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The #1 national bestseller about a woman who escapes an abusive marriage is “one of Stephen King‘s most engrossing horror novels. Relentlessly paced and brilliantly orchestrated...fueled by an air of danger immediate and overwhelming” ( Publishers Weekly).

Rose Madder was my very first Stephen King book that I ever read. This book is what got me into reading and made me a huge King fan. I have recommended this book.

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AngelErin
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✨As surprised as some people may be there are a few #stephenking books I haven‘t read yet even though he‘s my favorite author. #rosemadder is one of them so I‘m going to start it today or tomorrow! So I have a question, have you read all the books written by your favorite author or do you like to read them slowly over time like me?✨#horror

TrishB I‘ve read all King, but I‘m old enough to have read most of them as they were published - from about 1979 onwards!! 2y
AngelErin @TrishB I‘ve read most of them, but I‘m trying to read them slowly since I don‘t have many left to read 😱 2y
TrishB I worry about that occasionally! 2y
AngelErin @TrishB My thing is what if he quits writing then I have none left? 😬😢 Lol 2y
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RiotMom
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Y'all ever had to sneak books in the house? Any tips? I'm about to have to since I made a casual stop at 2nd and Charles on my way home from work. 😂😂😂

Dre43 I love this book. I have read it twice 2y
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AngelErin
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🌟One of the #stephenking books I have NOT read yet. Surprisingly, there are a few of his that I still need to read.🌟 #rosemadder

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Bookzombie
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#stephenking17 Day 18 I remember staying up all night to finish this one and only realizing it when I heard my dad get up to make coffee. Published 1994. #favpublished197499

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erickaa
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This is the first book I have ever bailed on 😐. It's moving really slow, and it isn't grasping my attention. Maybe I will pick it back up at a later date, but for now, it's a bail.

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Josie
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Gayan I almost picked that one. 2y
Josie @Gayan ya know it's my favorite!! 2y
Gayan I know! 2y
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erickaa
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Now that I've finished the Otherworld series, I thought I would give King a try. I have never read any King books, mostly because everyone says his stuff is dark. But after realizing the Otherworld series is in the HORROR section right next to King I figure the stuff can't be too bad, right?

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AGirlAndHerBooks
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I was thrilled to come across a Stephen King monthly challenge (thanks, @Josie !) ... even if I'm a few days late. I'd say my favorite female character (though hard to choose) is Rose Daniels. I just re-read Rose Madder last year and was reminded of what a great (often overlooked) story it is. Rosie rises up to face her fears, protect herself, and continually survive. She's flawed and felt real. #stephenking17 #favfemalecharacter #day6

Josie Yay!! Rose Madder is my absolute most favorite King ever! 2y
AGirlAndHerBooks @Josie 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😃 2y
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Josie
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My favorite character is Rose from Rose Madder. Throughout this story she evolves from an extremely weak person to an adorably independent woman. The journey isn't easy, and she's terrified, but she fights for the new life she deserves. #stephenking17 #favfemalecharacter

rohit-sawant I haven't gotten around to this one yet, but it sounds great!! Will definitely bump it up my TBR. 2y
Josie @rohit-sawant I really love it! I've read it so many times. 2y
bookhoarder513 I loved her also! 2y
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[DELETED] 1409720085 I think I need to read this immediately. 2y
Josie @emilydecato I've met a lot of people that don't like it. I've even read an interview where King says he doesn't like it. But I just adore the shit out of it anyway 2y
MinDea This is one of my all time favorite books! Fell in love with this book way back in high school and I still think about it to this day. So good. 2y
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Josie
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#17booklove Day 7: Love to reread. Rose Madder is one of the only books I have read more than 3 times. I love it. Stephen King doesn't like it, but I think it's brilliant. A wife who has been beaten by her husband for years finally leaves him, but does she get away?!?! You'll have to read it to find out! My original copy fell apart, but if I come across a copy, I usually pick it up!

bookishlyblessed I enjoyed Rose Madder it was the first Stephen King I ever read. My brother and I read it together. 3y
Bookladylinda I need to reread this one! 3y
JessClark78 I really enjoyed Rose Madder. It's been a while since I last reread it. Might do that again soon. 3y
Bookzombie I read it forever ago and also liked it a lot. I can't remember how ends so I will have to reread it. 3y
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JessClark78
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#artrelatedbooks After years of living in a nightmare marriage, Rosie Daniels runs away to a strange city to hide from her abusive husband and begin a new life for herself. She finds a painting that would be perfect for her new apartment. A painting that seems to want her as much as she wants it.
#seasonsreadings2016 @RealLifeReading

Dolly 😮sounds so spooky. Keep us informed 3y
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AGirlAndHerBooks
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I recently finished a re-read of Stephen King's Rose Madder (yes, via audiobook. And, yes, on my daughter's Barbie CD player.) Wow, I'd forgotten what a captivating read this was. I ❤️ Rosie and she's a fantastic, strong-woman lead character!

CaffeinatedBooks I'm not usually an audiobook fan, but I almost prefer listening to this one over reading it! One of my favorite King stories. 3y
AGirlAndHerBooks I totally enjoyed this audio. Loved the dual narration with King. He was quick to grow on me as Norman. 3y
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colleenreadswithcats
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A favorite

CaffeinatedBooks One of my favorite King novels; it doesn't get near the love it deserves. 3y
colleenreadswithcats I agree!!!! So powerful 3y
AGirlAndHerBooks I just posted about this book! A recent re-read (listen) reminded me what a fantastic story this is. 3y
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Darko
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loved it

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Josie
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Wishing the happiest of birthdays to the man responsible for my love of reading!!! He will forever be my favorite and I will always wish that he would just adopt me. Happy birthday, Mr. King ❤️🎂🎉❤️🎂🎉

Minervasbutler May seem an odd thing to say of a man who's sold so many millions but I still think his range and versatility are underrated. 3y
[DELETED] 3216391035 Sadly I haven't read much of him....just Joyland, I think, which I enjoyed. Think I need to remedy that ASAP! Any suggestions where to start? 3y
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Josie @Basia what do you usually enjoy reading? While his main genre is thriller/horror, a lot of his books provide so much more! So, let me know what you usually like and we can go from there! 3y
Josie @timjulian completely agree!! Some of his least popular works are my favorites! 3y
Litlady The King will always reign supreme. 👑 💀 👻 His son isn't doing too shabby, either! 🤓📚👍 3y
[DELETED] 3216391035 @Josie I haven't read much horror/thriller ( just read my first Shirley Jackson-awesome) but I like deep dives into people's psyches...if that helps. 3y
Josie @Basia okay, I would try Needful Things! It's kind of a big one, but it's very good. 3y
Josie @Litlady preach!!! 🙌🏻 and yes, Joe has done an AMAZING job as a writer. I'm still working my way through his stuff, but I love what I've read so far! 3y
[DELETED] 3216391035 @Josie ooo that sounds fabulous! And I love a big books! Thanks! 3y
quirkyreader As JoeBob Briggs would say, "Happy Birthday big Steve". 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess I can't wait to see him on Saturday at the National Book Festival!📚 3y
AmyG I ❤️Stephen King. 3y
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razmanda
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Not a typical #feelgoodbook, I know, but one that leaves me smiling at the end of every reread. If Rose can survive and thrive despite the dozens of obstacles in her way, there's hope for us all.

Blair_Reads Love this cover better than mine! 3y
razmanda @Blair_Reads it's a 1995 paperback reprint. I've had it so long I can't remember when I got it. I know it was with me when I moved back to SC in 2003. 3y
QueenAnne Love this book! Been searching for it in second hand stores for a few months now.. 3y
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TheNextBook
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This wasnt my favorite King novel but it was really interesting and I liked that he ventured into a different type of storytelling

TheNextBook @Josie Here's mine! 3y
Josie @TheNextBook I have this copy too!!! I found it in a used bookstore last summer! 3y
TheNextBook @josie. I really like the one you have now. It seems more menacing and mysterious! 3y
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Josie
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As promised, a picture of my newest copy of Rose Madder!!! This cover alone throws me right back into the story. I love it so much.

TheNextBook Oh that is a pretty cover!!! I'll tag you in mine when I post my review. I have an older version 3y
Josie @TheNextBook I'd love to see it! 3y
Gayan @Josie I haven't read this in years and this picture and the fact that you love it so much makes me want to reread it. 3y
Gulfskye I read this a few years ago. Now I need to read it again. 3y
Josie @Gayan @Gulfskye you both should read it again! It's such a great story. Not one of his most popular because it's very different but still utter brilliance 3y
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Minervasbutler
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An odd one, this. I think if he'd left out the fantasy bits it would have worked better. But Norm is a great villain and Rose a great protagonist so I'm just carping really. Viva ze Bool!

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Onceuponatime
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#TBT My first Stephen King book! Not his most popular for sure, but it got me hooked. I picked it up on a whim almost 20 years ago, and it became the book that reintroduced me to recreational reading after years of only "required" reading for school.

Josie My favorite Stephen King of all time :):) I read it so much that my paperback fell apart! 3y
Onceuponatime @Josie I did really like it...loved that he wrote such a strong female lead! 3y
Josie Me too! I read it when I was very young and I think it played a part in me becoming a stronger woman! Also, love your username! 3y
QueenAnne This is one of the greatests! Such a strong and empowered woman, thank you for reminding me of this, will pick up a copy real soon 😍 rereading time! 3y
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Josie
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My all time favorite King novel. A story about a strong woman who thinks she is weak. Every character in this book invokes an emotion from the reader. I experienced fright, glee, sadness, anxiety and many more. I first read this when I was 12. I read it every year.

Jellybeanbon Definitely one of my favourites too. I read it ages ago though I think I should maybe reread it. 3y
Josie It only gets better every time you do! I loaned my super used copy to a friend and then I found a gorgeous hardcover copy so I let her keep my original! I haven't read the hard copy yet but I'm going to! 3y
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Jellybeanbon
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Probably one of my favourite King books and one of his best portrayals of a woman character.

Minervasbutler And Norm is one of his most horrifically believable monsters 3y
Jellybeanbon So very true!! 3y
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