Bag of Bones

by Stephen King | Horror |
ISBN: 0684853507 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Stephario of Decatur, Alabama USA on 2/26/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by Stephario from Decatur, Alabama USA on Tuesday, February 26, 2013
"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, ho 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 has 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 revoery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here--and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

"As vivid and enthralling as King's most enduring works, Bag of Bones resonates with what Amy Tan calls 'the witty and obsessive voice of King's powerful imagination.' It's no secret that King is our most mesmerizing storyteller. In Bag of Bones--described by Gloria Naylor as 'a love story about the dark places within us all'--he proves to be one of our most moving."--Synopsis from inside cover

Journal Entry 2 by Stephario at Decatur, Alabama USA on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Released 9 yrs ago (2/28/2013 UTC) at Decatur, Alabama USA

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Sent this out today as part of the USA Wishlist Tag Game, though it's still a surprise RABCK as the recipient has no idea they were picked to fulfill the wish of a different BC'er.

Journal Entry 3 by eastbaybookmisr at Oakland, California USA on Wednesday, March 6, 2013
"Caught" this in the mail today, as a surprise Wishlist RABCK! Thank you!

1998 Scribner hardcover, with dust jacket.

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Edit December 8, 2022: This was good, but I just skimmed to end for time. It runs long, as usual. I currently have this ranked at #6614 on my ranked list of best-read books lately.

Released 1 mo ago (12/8/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library at 393 Hampton Road in Piedmont, California USA

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