In Lisey and the Madman we get to meat Lisey (Lisa) Landon and her husband, the famous writer Scott Landon. When we meat up with them they are at Shipman Library construction site. Scott is here to get it all started by taking the ceremonial fist shovel or dirt.
What happens during this ceremony is what seams to be the start of something going terrible wrong. Scott is attacked by a madman (thereof the name of the story) and ends up being shoot. Because of King’s writing style, in which he usually gives us a taste of what’s to come, we know he will survive so that’s not the main story (even though it is in this excerpt).
My guess, and it’s just a guess since this is actually a excerpt from a longer book, is that the main plot is something else. Something that has to do with The Long Boy…
We don’t really know what or who The Long Boy is but it’s a creature that Scott seams very familiarly with. You can see him by looking through a dirty water glass, if you look through them just the right way, and in the hours after midnight.