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Bag Of Bones by Stephen King (#1)

  • Kindle: 3627 KB
  • Print Length: 752 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 067102423X
  • Publisher: Scribner (April 6, 1999)
  • ASIN: B000FBJFZA

From international bestseller Stephen King, a tale of grief, of love’s enduring bonds, and the haunting secrets of the past—the inspiration for the A&E miniseries.

Stephen King’s most gripping and unforgettable novel, Bag of Bones, is a story of grief and a lost love’s enduring bonds, of a new love haunted by the secrets of the past, of an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire. 

Set in the Maine territory King has made mythic, Bag of Bones recounts the plight of forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, who is unable to stop grieving even four years after the sudden death of his wife, Jo, and who can no longer bear to face the blank screen of his word processor. 

Now his nights are plagued by vivid nightmares of the house by the lake. Despite these dreams, or perhaps because of them, Mike finally returns to Sara Laughs, the Noonans’ isolated summer home. 

He finds his beloved Yankee town familiar on its surface, but much changed underneath—held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, who twists the very fabric of the community to his purpose: to take his three-year-old granddaughter away from her widowed young mother.

As Mike is drawn into their struggle as he falls in love with both of them, he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here—and what do they want of Mike Noonan? 

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Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine. He graduated from the University of Maine and later worked as a teacher while establishing himself as a writer. Having also published work under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King's first horror novel, Carrie, was a huge success.




REVIEW:
Not my favorite King book.
I'm actually disappointed. Having read many of his books, and being fans of most, this felt long-winded to me. I wasn't really feeling the ghost story part either. Maybe he should just stick to writing about sickos that are living, I dunno, but this one... UGH!
The story frustrated me. It took too long to get anywhere, while sometimes I felt it was going nowhere at all. The characters were boring, for the most part, except for Ki. She was adorable. (Was she based on his grand-daughter? Does he even have a grand-daughter? Again, dunno.) 
Yup, still a huge fan of Stephen King, but this is not getting a recommendation from me any time soon. Start with Rose Madder instead, if you're a newbie to his works and don't want to get spooked to badly. It's a good one. Or read The Bachman Books. Good stuff there too!


2/5


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  1. This was a bit different from his usual plots and not a favorite of mine either. I did enjoy the mini series more.

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