Review of Stephen King’s Dolores Claiborne

Review of Stephen King’s Dolores Claiborne

Hello again!
Once I finished yet another Dave Robicheaux novel, I found I needed a short break from that type of reading. Went through the books in my wish list, and decided to give this a try.

At first, I was not sure I’d like the book, but I have a ‘read at least five chapters before quitting rule’ and once I’d done that, I was in it to win it.

I certainly did not expect to become so hooked in so fast, and I absolutely did not, expect to read this all in one day.

I immediately became drawn into Dolores’s story of how she met, and married her husband, even though in the end, she had to really stop and think how she ever got the idea she loved him at all.

I had to know every detail of her life, with both her husband, and the mistress of the house for which she worked.

I had to see how those two stories came to be tied together, and how she would first, find out all about the horrible, dirty secret her daughter harbored about her father’s despicable, disgusting, and unforgivable behavior, as well as how she knew but did not allow herself to know the secrets her mistress kept hidden away.

Once the secrets began to come out, I then had to know how she would rid herself, and her children of this horrid man she’d married, and allowed to father, and then systematically begin to ruin her children.


I absolutely had to know all there was to know about Vera ‘Mistress of the manner’ as it were, and what would come of that in the end.

The two “Yankee bitches” had an unusual, but somehow touching relationship, and I felt both love and disgust for them, and how they cared for one another.

I’m not at all doing this justice, I can only tell you it is worth the read, and that it will leave you wanting more.

And, if you’ve read Gerald’s Game, which I have only taken a look at, but now will have to read, you will find a connection.

I one-hundred percent recommend this book, but if you’re reading now, and thinking maybe you’ll go and download so you can begin, let me just say, that, unless you do not have plans to sleep, I wouldn’t do it till the morning.

Oh, wait, it’s after midnight here, which technically makes it morning. Well, go ahead, but do not say I did not warn you.

Pam Ward does an amazing job with this book, and made it that much more enjoyable.

Dolores Claiborne DB35892
King, Stephen. Reading time: 7 hours, 59 minutes.
Read by Pam Ward.

Suspense Fiction

Sixty-five-year-old Dolores Claiborne of Little Tall Island goes to the local police to set the record straight regarding both the recent death of her employer, wealthy Vera Donovan, and the death of Dolores’s husband Joe thirty years earlier. A dozen stenographer’s tapes later, the story of Vera and her housekeeper Dolores, two self-described bitches, is told. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. Bestseller.

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