Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Plagued by vivid nightmares of the summer house he had shared with his late wife, grieving widower Mike Noonan returns to his former Maine getaway, only to find a town in the grip of a ruthless millionaire and tormented by a series of ghostly visitations

Baker
& Taylor

Plagued by vivid nightmares of the summer house he had shared with his late wife, grieving widower Mike Noonan returns to his former Maine getaway, only to find a town in the grip of a ruthless millionaire and tormented by a series of ghostly visitations. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King, a powerful tale of grief, of love's enduring bonds, and the haunting secrets of the past.

Four years after the sudden death of his wife, forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still grieving. Unable to write, and plagued by vivid nightmares set at the western Maine summerhouse he calls Sara Laughs, Mike reluctantly returns to the lakeside getaway. There, he finds his beloved Yankee town held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, whose vindictive purpose is to take his three-year-old granddaughter, Kyra, away from her widowed young mother, Mattie. As Mike is drawn into Mattie and Kyra's 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 and escalating terrors. What are the forces that have been unleashed here -- and what do they want of Mike Noonan?

It is no secret that King is one of our most mesmerizing storytellers. In Bag of Bones, he proves to be one of our most moving as well.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, [1998]
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780671024239
067102423X
9780684853505
0684853507
Branch Call Number: FIC King, S 1998
Characteristics: 529 pages ; 25 cm

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sherry_library Apr 11, 2017

I'll have to try reading instead of listening to it. It's read by Stephen King himself who has a monotone voice and reads it all in one long run-on sentence. The audiobook is 17 hours long and I gave up 3 hours in.

lcraigjones Apr 01, 2016

This is a real chilling thriller! King is a great story teller. I wasn't able to put this down. King can be long-winded, but keep going because it is worth it. The end gets creepy! It's a real "haunting" piece of fiction, and definitely one of my favorite novels by Stephen King.

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CrystalLewis25
Nov 09, 2012

This book had a little bit of everything, and kept me intrigued the whole time I was reading it. I could barely put this book down!!

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keo8128
Mar 01, 2011

I don't think I was in the mood to be told a ghost story when I picked up this book. My fault. I was on a plane, and not really into the bizarre plot structures and dreamlike prose. I'm sure it is a great book, but I just wasn't enticed.

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DASTardlyGal
Feb 20, 2011

This is my #1 favorite book by SK!!! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! I've read it twice and recommend it to anyone who wants to read a weird story. Just love this story!! I think this is hands down one of SK's best books!!! Its slow in parts, but it makes up for it with all the stuff that happens!! I love this book and recommend it highly. I plan on reading it again, or perhaps listening to the audio sometime, after I read all the books on my 'to read list'. This book has it all-love, sadness, grief, greed, fear, everything, on top of strangeness. I would love to see a movie of this, the visual effects would be astounding, I'm guessing.

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nitetraino
Dec 23, 2008

Some Stephen king novels are good, but this is not. It is too long and boring to hold this reviewer's interest. 0 of 10 stars

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