Bag of Bones by Stephen King(23 ratings)
|Title||Bag of Bones|
|Submitted by Jo |
The first sentence on the inside flap of Bag of Bones sums it up pretty well. "Stephen King's most gripping and unforgettable novel, Bag of Bones, is a story of grief, a lost love's enduring bonds, a new love haunted by secrets of the past, and a child caught in a terrible crossfire." The back states that it is a haunted love story. That's another good way to put it.
|Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org |
Bag of Bones, in my avid Stephen King reader's opinion, is TOP of the line! I was literally unable to put this book down! Two days at a time I awoke to where I was beginning to become unable to separate the visions on the pages from reality. EXCELLENT!! Cujo, Pet Semetary, Misery, Delores Claiborne and Bag of Bones are the greatest -to me- in my SK library and I have been anxiously awaiting a 'topper' to the BOBs.
|Submitted by Anonymous|
This was King's first big bone to the literary set to become respectable. It didn't make it. The first 100 pages are unbelievably boring (unless you find Rite Aids scary, and care about writer's block), then it picks up, but no sooner than another 100 pages and King seemingly abandons his literary pretensions and falls back on what he knows best, his own brand of blue collar scariness. This indeed saves the novel, and his audience, but then it's not one of his better stories either. A haunted house with a scary old basement, a mean old man and his mean old secretary, a town full of malaise, racism, and skeletons in their closets, it's all pretty familiar. A love affair thrown into the mix almost clicks, if not for the preposterousness of the entire situation. After finishing, one will get an eerie sense of a rehash of "It", but at about 1/2 of the word count. 2.75 out of 5 stars.