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Dolores Claiborne

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I love Dolores Claiborne

I think there is a little Dolores in every woman. What a great read! The characters are genuine and the story is poignant. Dolores Claiborne is a heroine. Sharp-tongued, sensible and hardworking, Dolores Claiborne exemplifies a spirit that lies within the heart of most ...
I think there is a little Dolores in every woman. What a great read! The characters are genuine and the story is poignant. Dolores Claiborne is a heroine. Sharp-tongued, sensible and hardworking, Dolores Claiborne exemplifies a spirit that lies within the heart of most mothers, daughters and wives.

posted by cocoduke on December 20, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Ayuh, this story is right as paint.

Ayuh, this is not the typical King novel. Although there is much violence in the realm of domestic introduced via the title charactor, there is the diversion which leads us to the development of sort of a mentor figure of Dolores. The interaction between these figures ...
Ayuh, this is not the typical King novel. Although there is much violence in the realm of domestic introduced via the title charactor, there is the diversion which leads us to the development of sort of a mentor figure of Dolores. The interaction between these figures bears much on the way Delores reacts to her own problems at home. It is important to keep this employer/employee relationship in mind while reading. Another interesting aspect of the story is that it's told in 'first person.' Dolores narates her life in her words which adds texture to the account of the events in her life that lead up to present day. The author's infatuation with human feces was a little disturbing and I thought unnecessary. Delores was a likable and strong charactor who held my interest. She was contrasted by the evil exhibited by her husband. Delores had acted in self-preservation in order to keep her sense of dignity. This is not a neat or pretty novel and yet the reader may find it to be just in the end. How would the reader react in such a situation? This question creeps into her consciousness as she reads. We are prompted many times to question our own moral fiber in this manner. Would we have reacted that different from Dolores? The only way to find out is by reading the book yourself and coming to your own conclusions. solo.

posted by Anonymous on January 18, 2001

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  • Posted March 3, 2012

    You want to hate the main character but you end up being on her

    You want to hate the main character but you end up being on her side. This is a very good twist and you will find yourself getting angry with the character and saying wow this is something else! I read the book after the movie. Both are very good.

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    Great Book

    At first I didn't think I would like reading a book that only one person was talking. It turned out that I could see the conversations that Delores was having with the people she was talking about. I've never seen the movie, but I know that Kathy Bates was the perfect person to play the part.

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

    Great story

    I read this book in just a couple days, I just couldnt put it down.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    excellent

    very good...couldnt put down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2010

    Great Read

    This was a great book. It grabbed my attention at the beginning and didn't let go until the last word. It's not like King's usual stuff except for the fact that it was well written and kept me wanting more. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys suspense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book was excellent, but wasnt the best i have ever read. I had to read this for school, my choice of book that i read, and didnt know anything of the story. It did have its slow parts, but i recommend it for any mystery, thriller lover!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2004

    I recommend this book to those who dont even like horror

    Even if you do not like horror, you should really read this book. It is very good and full of twists and turns. Stephen King is one of my favorite authors, and I hope to see more from him!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2004

    Number one horror

    The book was about a woman, Dolores Claiborne, who had an abusive husband that beat her constantly with verbal abuse. At her work even, she gets verbal abuse by her employer named Vera Donavon. Through out the movie she is questioned on her employer¿s death and also the death of her husband that died 15 years ago in an accident. The investigator knew that Dolores killed her husband but couldn¿t prove it. I liked the book because it kept you guessing and also I liked how it used words that meant one thing but is another. It keeps you thinking. The thing that gets me the most was that Salina saying ¿Being a B**** is sometimes all a girl can hang on to¿ Dolores remembers Vera saying the same thing many years earlier. The reason I was interested in reading this book was that the author was Steven King; I liked all the other books that I have read. The way that he puts you in the moment and the way that you feel, when you don¿t want to put the book down. The way that you lose you breath, and when your eyes get really big.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2003

    A great read!

    Dolores Claibourne was written in a very detailed way, like in the book sparing no one's feelings, which was great. I wasn't that creeped out or scared but it was fun.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2002

    An excellent narration

    Dolores Claibornes is one of those books that you must have in your collection. Is another view from the master of the horror literature. Read it, and you will see

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2001

    First Book I've Ever Read....

    I am a 19 year old male from New Jersey. Recently I've decided to read my first book while off from college for winter break. I went to my local library and picked the first book I've seen. It happened to be Stephen King's 'Dolores Claiborne'. Anyway, I thought the book was pretty good and had alot of suspense. I recommend this book to anybody who just wants to read. Trust me.. It's a really good book.

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