Book Review: Stephen King's Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones by Stephen King
It took me a while, but I finally finished Bag of Bones. I would have to say, this is by far my favorite Stephen King book! I wasn't always a Stephen King fan, but he kinda grew on me. A few years back I was in a book club.  The book of the month was King's 11/22/63 I absolutely loved it.  It was my favorite up until now. I was in a used book store in the UK when I picked up this book.  I am so glad I did! It most definitely did not disappoint!
GoodReads Synopsis:
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.
My Thoughts:
I love books that suck me in and captivate me.  This is one of those books! It took me forever to read since it was 500+ pages, but it was worth it.  There were parts that seemed to go on and on forever, but that's King- very descriptive! They also made this book into a two part made for TV movie.  I found it on Amazon and ordered it.  As soon as I finished the book, I watched the move.

Main characters in the movie:
Pierce Brosnan as Mike Noonan
Melissa George as Mattie Devore
Catlin Carmichael as Kyra Devore
Anika Noni Rose as Sara Tidwell
I have to admit, the movie was disappointing.  It didn't exactly go along with the book. (I hate it when that happens.)  I know movies usually aren't as good as the book, but I think I loved the book so much I had high expectations for the movie.  Regardless, it was okay....just not as good as the book.
Have you read Bag of Bones? What did you think?


  1. I hate when movies don't match up with the book!! Pet peeve of mine! I've never read this but it sounds interesting. I just finished a book called The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. It was fascinating.

  2. I will have to check that book out! Thanks!!! :)