Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne

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Overview

Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King, Frances Sternhagen

Eight-year-old Charlie was born with the most destructive personality power a human being has ever commanded.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780453009577
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 03/01/1995
Edition description: 6 Cassettes
Pages: 540
Product dimensions: 4.56(w) x 7.10(h) x 2.25(d)

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), End of Watch, the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Finders Keepers, Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel and now an AT&T Audience Network original television series), Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome. His novel 11/22/63—a recent Hulu original television series event—was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

Hometown:

Bangor, Maine

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Portland, Maine

Education:

B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“An unforgettable, unflinching glimpse into a mind driven to murder.”—San Francisco Chronicle

“Extraordinarily vivid…an impressive tour de force, a sensitive character study that holds the reader rapt.”—Playboy

“Powerful...startlingly good.”—Time

“A literary triumph. The finest of King novels…a plot of enormous energy…Read this book.”—Milwaukee Journal

“A daring performance…spooky…Dolores’s voice rings true throughout.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Dolores Claiborne 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 115 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dolores Claiborne is simply a fantastic piece of story telling. If you're looking for any crazy sci-fi stuff to give the story its legs, look elsewhere. The book is masterfully crafted around Dolores and her struggle to survive and keep her children safe. It is very character driven and King expertly unfolds the story in complete realism and makes the book breath with perfect dialect and Dolores's unique voice. If you are looking for a good character book, Dolores Claiborne is it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic. Stepen King is such a great writer, this book is undoubtedly one of his best. Get this book. You won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was a great read. I enjoyed it. Even though the story had a few moments of that it longered, but not in a boring nonsenses way. Really interesting from beginning to the end. I decided to read because I loved the movie so much and wanted to make some comparisons. Now I am glad that I read since the movie made so much changes. Please don't get me wrong folks but the film didn't due it's complete justice to the novel. Stephen King has done outstanding writting again. He created a great setting that fit the tale as most of his books that I've read. I adored the character Dolores. The way that she struggled with her family and troubles. Found her as wise,strong and a true mother. I admit that Cathy Bates delivered an excellent performance in the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely brilliant! I so love the symbolism behind the solar eclipse. The sun is male energy and the moon is the woman's energy. At the moment that Dolores is rid of Joe and his control over her life, the moon blocks the sun. The female energy is now in control. Powerful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story thoroughly because it talks of human will and vigor, how the human spirit cannot be put down, no matter how great the risks and consequences. A very well written novel by a great novelist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
BooksWithBrooke More than 1 year ago
This is Stephen King brilliance! 5 small town, couldn't put it down stars!
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Once again Mr. King demonstrates his inate ability to determine and describe just what 'makes us tick'. Not unlike his work in Pet Sematary, wherein he allowed us to experience a father's angst and the lengths to which a parent will go to make things right. In my humble opinion, there are a handful of artists who can put the brush to paper like Stephen King when painting the brightest brights and the darkest darks of the human spirit. Long live the King of the written word! I'm a lifelong fan, sir! Just keep 'em coming, because brilliance never goes out of style......
bbb57 More than 1 year ago
I give this book and movie 5 stars because 10 wasn't available. Extraordinary.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books Ive ever read! Riviting, edge of your seat suspense and mystery. Page after page leaves you on edge!
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This was an alright book that had a bit of a confusing plot...it was also extremely crude in some places. You would probably only want mature readers here, and by that I don't mean 17+, it's just to show that there may be sone uncomfortable parts in here, definetly no one under 13. Either way, good book and very genuine.
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A fantastic fiction that thrusts you into a place where the ultimate crime seems justified
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Kari11 More than 1 year ago
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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