I really enjoyed the 'other world' sequences...I mean, it wasn't really believable, but I liked the way that Rosie's rage is embodied in Rose Madder. I also like the way that Dorcas looks like Wendy Yarrow, as if to say that these women (and the baby) are people who Norman has taken life from, so Rosie gets her chance to reclaim herself from Norman.
I also like the way that Stephen King has Norman think back on his family life (the molestation and beatings, his mother leaving). While you never really feel SORRY for Norman, you almost understand why he does what he does..and more than anything else in the novel, it freaks me out that I can understand the mindset of a monster like Norman.
My rating for the book: 9/10