Bag Of Bones
The Barnes & Noble ReviewIn all of Stephen King's enormous body of writing, some of his best works have featured authors as protagonists. Among these, the chilling The Dark Half, the utterly creepy Desperation, and Misery, a true masterpiece, stand out. His new book, Bag of Bones, which revolves... show more
The Barnes & Noble ReviewIn all of Stephen King's enormous body of writing, some of his best works have featured authors as protagonists. Among these, the chilling The Dark Half, the utterly creepy Desperation, and Misery, a true masterpiece, stand out. His new book, Bag of Bones, which revolves around bestselling thriller author Mike Noonan, can now be added to this list. Bones is a hauntingly beautiful novel that will touch your heart as easily as it tingles your spine. It has elements of classic King horror, but it's also something of a departure, as the author explores a few areas of the human mind and heart that are rarely significant roles in horror fiction. The result is an exceptional and excitingly original novel that is destined to take its place among King's most memorable.Critics have said that Bag of Bones represents a more mature Stephen King. Real King fans know that he has been writing some of literature's most mature works since publishing The Dead Zone, but it's true that in this novel he displays a heightened emotional sensibility which undoubtedy widens his appeal to an even larger audience. Die-hard King fans should rest assured that Bag of Bones doesn't skimp on the fear; quite the contrary. It offers up a horror that's very much in the tradition of The Green Mile: it's a softly dazzling, beautiful, almost quiet sort of horror that that creeps in a little more slowly but then takes a lot longer to leave your system. Bag of Bones is a haunting chiller not only scary but melancholy as well. Itcontainssome truly heart-wrenching scenarios, among them the protagonist's grieving over the unexpected loss of his wife, who has the unfortunate distinction of being knocked off in the book's first paragraph.On a very hot day in August of 1994, my wife told me she was going down to
Publish date: April 6th 1999
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
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 fru...
I cheated in my Stephen King chronological reread series. Desperation was up next, but... I really dislike that book, okay? I wanted to get to a King novel I love before the year’s end, so here we are. This was my third reread of Bag of Bones; this time it hit me deeper than ever before. Now that ...
So the book improved from previous reads. I really noticed even more easter eggs from the DT universe. Also I really liked seeing the author break into his writing, but then also living like a regular person.
Mike Noonan last sees his wife alive after she runs a routine errand. As he struggles to come to terms with her death, his writing career and life falls apart, and he closes himself off from the world.An idea for a vacation at his summer home by a lake restarts his life after four years and leads to...
I love King's little asides and observations. This book alone has a wealth of quotability. I've posted some, but to prevent spam, I'm gathering them all here. Grief is like a drunken houseguest, always coming back for one more goodbye hug. Readers have a loyalty that cannot be matched anywher...