Bag of Bones
  Fan submitted reviews of Bag of Bones (Novel):
 
 
Posted By: Bellatrix - December 13th, 2012 2:18:34 am EST

It's a bit misterious, complicatd but it could bring me as a reader, to another dimension while I reas it. it's awesome n scary at the same time.

 
 
Posted By: Doc - December 12th, 2012 4:23:54 pm EST

This is King's best literary fiction along side "Lisey's Story", "Pet Sematary" and "Misery". He definitely will be remembered by these books. I was so disappointed by the movie that I was furious. But at least we still have the fantastic novel.

 
 
Posted By: Dave - November 24th, 2012 11:32:56 am EST

Although I have read many of SK novels of horror (Actually read them many many times over until the pages literally have fallen out!) and have enjoyed every one of them for what they where, there is something about the characters,and the way it is writen in Bag of Bones that has me revisiting this novel more often than the others. In audio books and paper back, the way SK read the book you can almost feel (or at least in my opinion) that this may be his favorite novel. I can tell you that it is my favorite, not that any of his others lack anything, this one just sucks me in everytime, thank you Mr. King for many many hours of entertainment ,and may you live long to finish every thing that you have started or at least want to get out of that head of yours and into ours!

 
 
Posted By: Bailey - November 15th, 2012 7:50:17 am EST

I have read many Stephen King books but this is by far the best one he has ever written. It is told with strong narration and has a wonderfully developed and executed plot that kept me enthralled from page one to the end. It is truly an awesome book. I would recommend it to anybody who enjoys reading and likes to be thoroughly scared!

 
 
Posted By: Paulette Mullinix - August 23rd, 2012 6:29:45 pm EDT

I am a huge fan of the Stephen King works. Only being 25 years old I have read a great many novels by him. I absolutely love Bag of Bones. It is the favorite of mine. Not surpassing The Shining by much. Bag of Bones gave me way more nightmares and i could never read the book at night. I hope to read more books just as terrifying.

 
 
Posted By: Ray - May 21st, 2012 12:46:52 pm EDT

this book may be long but its one damn good one!

 
 
Posted By: Killer Croc - May 19th, 2012 9:59:15 am EDT

I loved this book, I've never read a more chilling ghost story

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - April 20th, 2012 6:31:45 am EDT

I loved reading this book almost as much as I did when reading The Stand.

 
 
Posted By: Ciara - April 11th, 2012 6:50:47 pm EDT

Best book in the name of America I love this book and the movie but the book is 30 times better!!!!!!!!

 
 
Posted By: N Leverett - April 6th, 2012 4:30:27 pm EDT

This book is awesome, but the part when his wifes under the bed and says "give me that back, thats my dust catcher" Scared me to death lol

 
 
Posted By: Sue Thomas - March 27th, 2012 12:03:45 pm EDT

I just finished this book and it was great...now I am trying to find the movie on line so I can watch it.

 
 
Posted By: Pskh - March 19th, 2012 3:24:00 am EDT

One of my favourite SK novels. I have read it several times, listened to it four or five times (I still have memories of walking the streets of Kyoto, Japan while SK is reading this story for me). Not many authors have the ability to write a good first-person story - SK nails it with this one.

 
 
Posted By: Kari - February 21st, 2012 5:34:01 pm EST

I just started reading this book, and it's already wonderful.

 
 
Posted By: Toriboo(: - February 14th, 2012 5:43:19 pm EST

I am fixing to start reading this book; my bestfriend just started it and is so intrigued and she hates reading. I am huge fan of Stephen King because I love suspense and horror; but this will be the first book of his I'll ever read even though I've seen movies based off his books. I am 13; and I know it's not "age appropriate" or whatever; but it sounds like a great book.

 
 
Posted By: Rman - February 13th, 2012 5:01:35 pm EST

His books are scary to our generation(at least not for me), but they are excellent, and I would highly suggest most of them.

 
 
Posted By: Salmon - February 2nd, 2012 9:42:49 am EST

Great fantastic read! Loved it.

 
 
Posted By: GreenEyedTexan - January 24th, 2012 12:46:01 pm EST

This is probably my favorite novel of King's books besides The Stand, The Dark Tower series...ok I love them all! This one though will suck you in and you won't be able to put it down. My hardcover copy is barely together because I have read it so many times. Thanks for giving us wonderful novels!

 
 
Posted By: Memedi - January 8th, 2012 9:11:01 pm EST

Please...do not let the movie keep you from reading this incredible book. I was so excited about a movie but it was a huge disappointment, unlike most movies that come from King's books. I thought the Green Mile was almost word for word and scene for scene like the book. But this book deserved much much better.

 
 
Posted By: Blue Devil - January 6th, 2012 3:11:57 pm EST

I liked the movie a little i give it a 7/10 because i enjoyed the book more and it talked about the charaters more, there was no john storrowm, rommey, or george we saw, and in the book i quote "maddie appeared in the lake when whitmore was on the boards after charlie and trying to get her" i know movies dont always follow the book but i like the book more becuz u could imagine what they looked like and it gave me a little more to see with my mind then what my eyes saw and it kinda pisses me off that part of the book that was in the movie was about 1/4 of it and the rest wasent there i still kind of like it its just not 1 of my favs

 
 
Posted By: Sydneydavis15 - December 29th, 2011 5:26:51 pm EST

I've always wanted to read your books. I, Sydney Davis, am 14 years old and always wanted to read one of your novels, but my mother and grandparents told me that your books are super scary and seem abnormally scary. I don't care though, i just want to read one.

 
 
Posted By: Abbeyray - December 29th, 2011 3:58:09 pm EST

Love the movie!

 
 
Posted By: Landon01 - December 28th, 2011 3:06:37 am EST

I really think that bag of bones is Stephen king's best novel. A pleasure from beginning to end.

 
 
Posted By: Awesome Girl - December 20th, 2011 9:51:11 am EST

i watched the movie on a and e and i loved it but I've never read the book the movie tempts me to read the book hopefully the book will exceed my expectations

 
 
Posted By: Jacqueline Teer - December 19th, 2011 10:00:49 pm EST

I enjoyed the TV movie based on your novel Bag of Bones. I am curious who was the artist who did all the paintings in the movie.

 
 
Posted By: Richard - December 19th, 2011 7:25:25 pm EST

Well it's very creepy in the best SK can write. Creepy creepy.I am watching part 2 now. We love SK's writings and movies. This series is very interesting. Not sure what the connection is with Sara Tidwell. And the way Noonan's wife died. Strange.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - December 16th, 2011 7:20:59 pm EST

I loved the book. As a matter of fact, once I heard about the movie, I reread it. My comment is that as a novel it was great. As the movie, it made me wonder how Stephen King could let anyone make such a mess. I got about half way through the second night and turned it off. This movie is about as far away from the book as one could get.

 
 
Posted By: Heather - December 16th, 2011 9:41:26 am EST

This is the greatest yet......I have so many thoughts in my own mind. I have always loved writing, just never had enough guts.My story can be heard in the song by Florence and The Machine-"Shake It Out". Love your work Stephen.

 
 
Posted By: WednesdayAdams - December 14th, 2011 8:20:20 pm EST

This is why I stopped reading Stephen King novels in high school-the treatment of characters of color leaves much to be desired (when they are treated at all). They are generally underdeveloped or treated with an almost childlike simplicity/obviousness that white characters are not. When was the last time just throwing lye on a buried body worked to end a curse? Usually the bones would have to be re-interred on hallowed ground or some offering made to quiet the angry spirit. Disappointing, but not surprising, the author is from Maine.

 
 
Posted By: Hina - December 13th, 2011 7:18:41 pm EST

LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!! period....

 
 
Posted By: Audieb - December 13th, 2011 6:47:29 pm EST

king lover that i am, it's burned on DVD and into the movie collection, but definatley not what i hoped it would be. now i'll have to pick up the book and see what it should have been.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - December 13th, 2011 3:06:43 am EST

I was real dissapointed with the Movie as telivised on A&E. not the movie itself but the almost 2 hrs. of commercials.the movie could have been 2hrs. instead I had to endure the commercials..next time I will buy the book.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - December 13th, 2011 2:07:10 am EST

They had changed so much from the book, this book scared the crap out of me. This could have been a great movie :( I still heart Stephen King's books.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - December 13th, 2011 2:02:22 am EST

They had changed so much from the book, this book scared the crap out of me. This could have been a great movie :( I still heart Stephen King's books.

 
 
Posted By: Mnpen - December 12th, 2011 10:57:07 pm EST

I was disappointed in this movie - it just didn't keep my attention. I didn't read the book so had no idea about the story plot which, at times, was hard to follow. After about an hour, I turned off the TV and am not sure I'll give it another try. Pierce Brosnan didn't seem to fit the lead character role and when he called a gentleman in the restaurant "old timer" I had to laugh...he didn't seem that much older AND Pierce's attempts at being romantic with the ladies was a little far fetched and awkward - his acting efforts seemed to lack a little something, too. I don't think it was the right role for him and I don't think he looks like a writer either much less a jogger. (Sorry, Pierce.) Another actor might have kept my attention and made the story line more exciting, such as Tim Matheson, Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon, etc.

 
 
Posted By: Daph - December 12th, 2011 10:51:10 pm EST

Ok, this has to be THE BEST Stephen King movie I have ever seen!!! Great job to the cast and all production crew!! I can't wait for the next one!! Keep 'em coming Mr. King!!

 
 
Posted By: Bwylie03 - December 12th, 2011 10:18:08 pm EST

I am very disappointed following watching the mini-series. I don't understand why every production must have a rape scene. If it must be included for the story, why must we hear the sounds and see the visuals rather than settle with an insinuation. Women are raped everyday and it is repeated due to the desensativity of society. It is not ok and ruined the story for me. I will not be purchasing the novel now either.

 
 
Posted By: Aknot - December 12th, 2011 9:51:11 am EST

Well in watching only the first hour (had to turn it off as I didn't want to be to upset before I went to sleep) and reading only 3/4 of the book I can tell you the show is crap. Which is pretty sad because it was (so far) a good read and nothing too spectacular that TV couldn't have handled..

 
 
Posted By: Rick - December 5th, 2011 2:31:36 pm EST

After watching all the trailors and reading up on this movie, I will definately record this on my DVR and watch when I have the time to truly enjoy without being disturbed. I plan on buying the book afterwards if I enjoy the movie as I hope to. Sounds like Mr. King has another hit and I have been waiting for another great movie to enjoy from this talented author of suspense novels and movies.

 
 
Posted By: Shots21 - December 2nd, 2011 8:56:37 pm EST

Im just commenting on adrian z's post im trying to figure out why he didnt like the book.

 
 
Posted By: Shots21 - December 2nd, 2011 8:24:50 pm EST

I just loved the book! I hope the miniseries stays true to form.

 
 
Posted By: Tigerjane - November 30th, 2011 11:59:25 am EST

I know what you mean. The book scared the hell out of me. Stephen King is a fantastic writer

 
 
Posted By: Diana - November 27th, 2011 3:45:23 pm EST

I am so looking forward to seeing this movie! One reason being, they filmed parts of the movie on our road. And, Pierce Brosnan ran down my driveway and we spoke for a moment. Such a humble, nice man. I'm a big fan of James Bond movies and love Stephen King. Can't wait for December 11 & 12 to see it on A&E. :o)))))

 
 
Posted By: Jennywren - November 4th, 2011 11:57:53 am EDT

I don't know how I missed this novel in 1998. Had my last baby in 1997 so maybe I was busy. Have just finished it, and all the time reading it I had a small feeling I had read the story before but much shorter. Did Mr King expand on one of his shorties? If he didn't, then it means I read this novel when it came out and don't remember doing so. If he didn't, I have either early-onset Alzheimer's or have learned to read properly.

 
 
Posted By: MS - November 1st, 2011 12:41:14 pm EDT

I loved the book and can't wait to see the movie. I Read it a long time ago so I just might have to read it again to refresh my memory.

 
 
Posted By: Eve_burnley - October 31st, 2011 10:40:21 pm EDT

one of my faves...thx for bein u ;)

 
 
Posted By: Guillaume From France - October 30th, 2011 6:55:33 am EDT

thank you mister king. For all your books and for this one which is just perfect

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - October 28th, 2011 9:41:02 pm EDT

Sounds a little like Silent Hill 2 (the game). I am anxious to see it.

 
 
Posted By: Kathleen - October 28th, 2011 8:46:28 am EDT

i love this book when i first got it i read it i read 30 pages and put it down then picked it up and could not put it down read it all and stayed up reading til done scared me a little i live out in the woods i love kings books and movies and so do my kids they were raised watching his movies thank mr king

 
 
Posted By: Ashes82 - October 26th, 2011 7:25:03 pm EDT

I have read every King book, this is by far my favorite!

 
 
Posted By: Cailin - October 24th, 2011 8:21:18 pm EDT

What an amazing book this was! As a scholar, I study the power of place, secrets and how these manifest as hauntings. SK got it absolutely right! I swore he had read scholars on this topic.

 
 
Posted By: Kim - October 3rd, 2011 12:32:27 pm EDT

Twenty-three years ago I was stuck to my sofa like a toothless rat on a glue trap sure that Pennywise was underneath waiting for me to attempt a run to my bedroom. Now at the age of thirty-seven, I just wanted to thank you. I had to sleep with my light on after finishing Bag of Bones.

 
 
Posted By: Adrian Z. - October 1st, 2011 11:50:57 pm EDT

I know people will hate me for this, but I did not care for Bag of Bones. The final 150 and maybe the beginning 50 pages or so were okay, but the rest didn't intrigue me at all. I thought it was just to uneventful and boring. And I love Stephen King. But this is the first and only book of his I don't like, I hope it's the last I don't like too.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - August 28th, 2011 8:09:36 pm EDT

stephen king is one of the most best authors out there. The Bag Of Bones is chilling and quite scary to think a harmless little house can be quite frightning my the ghost who haunt it... The thing i find most chilling is when the baby crys at night and when the water fills mike noonans mouth to tell him that the boy had drowned... love every pge of it.

 
 
Posted By: Annette - August 5th, 2011 8:42:31 pm EDT

I nearly finished the book, which I was enjoying the story, the characters, everything tremendously, I brought it to the hospital with me for a cuppla days and it's gone, I'm going nuts with all those loose ends hanging. I keep searching the house in case I brought it back home and forgot where I put it. I can't believe I have to buy it again. Might go "used" this time, but gotta have it!

 
 
Posted By: Roz2001 - August 4th, 2011 7:29:34 pm EDT

I am in the middle of this book and so far find it facinating. I must have missed it in '98 when it came out.

 
 
Posted By: Opal - July 19th, 2011 11:13:46 pm EDT

i love this book because it is a love story and kind of horrifying novel.....

 
 
Posted By: Opal - July 18th, 2011 1:49:21 am EDT

i like bag of bones becouse it really creeps me out!!!!! its the best!

 
 
Posted By: Carlos Lincoln Marks - July 5th, 2011 6:09:16 pm EDT

(Rosario - Argentina) Local destination. Eastward: The woman on the cover of the book suggets LA NEGRA - CAP. (The early 60s)

 
 
Posted By: Carlos Lincoln Marks - July 5th, 2011 11:22:52 am EDT

chapter 2: GOOD LUCK MIKE -- WRITE ON. "Perception is everything". A haunted love story: I've got the feeling that it looks lot like a local story (Rosario - Argentina)

 
 
Posted By: Lailonna - June 28th, 2011 8:19:05 pm EDT

This is my favorite Stephen King book. I have read it so many times that the spine lays flat. I could read it over and over again and still get chills from the story and the heart ache from the love that is written. Great work of art Mr. King!!

 
 
Posted By: Jp - June 20th, 2011 12:10:48 pm EDT

its a hunted love story

 
 
Posted By: Creeping Death - June 16th, 2011 11:31:52 am EDT

This book is one of the most imaginative and creepy books I have read. I would suggeste this book for anyone who likes to be confused, has a lot of time on their hands and loves historical fiction.

 
 
Posted By: Uncledon - June 16th, 2011 12:20:04 am EDT

Simply amazing! Poignant, reminiscent, very personal; I have read this book three times and never have failed to gain some insights into the human psyche. Will probably read again in thto e near future. I would recommend this work to anyone. Nuff said!

 
 
Posted By: Clive - May 19th, 2011 8:59:59 pm EDT

I read this book back and the 90s, then recently listened to it on audiobook. It was great having Stephen read his own book, and even better hearing these characters really come to life. This book Holds a top spot on my list of best books I've ever read/listened to.

 
 
Posted By: Amelia - May 7th, 2011 10:17:21 am EDT

Bag of Bones was a awesome read Stephen ;] My fav, I read it in December of '98', and I could not put it down.... You have one amazing mind Mr. King ;] xx

 
 
Posted By: Megan - April 19th, 2011 12:51:38 am EDT

This book is the best i've ever read ! i could read it over and over again !

 
 
Posted By: Kimberly - February 21st, 2011 1:21:32 am EST

This book was by far the best one! Or maybe it was the best one in my eyes to date! However, I wonder when this book will be made into a movie!? It is sure to be a sell out!!!

 
 
Posted By: Heidi - February 17th, 2011 11:33:31 pm EST

Recently re-read this after some years. Like Lisey's Story, the depth and understanding in which these couples loved is amazing and the true heart of the stories. It's the most incredible feeling in the world (along with motherhood) and I'm thrilled another understands! Love conquers all-even death!!!

 
 
Posted By: Jackie - December 27th, 2010 12:42:56 pm EST

This novel reminiscent plenty of horror stuff that created by million of writer that consider supernatural within afterlife dweller and the real lifetime of human - but king's work shattered the light and dragged us into one of the darkest nightmares ever

 
 
Posted By: KelzBellz - November 30th, 2010 4:16:35 am EST

Amazing book, the descriptions are awesome. The style of writing is incredible and the story is very clever and unusual. :)

 
 
Posted By: Leslie - November 11th, 2010 12:15:16 am EST

one of my favorite novels of all times.

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - November 9th, 2010 8:08:30 am EST

Its Johanna, not Joanna

 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - August 3rd, 2010 11:43:27 pm EDT
Bag of Bones is amazing! The story is deep, mature and it's very fun to see things through the eyes of Michael Noonan, a very intelligent fellow. I strongly recommend this one if you like to see ordinary people dealing with complicated situations and with the supernatural.
 
 
Posted By: Dcowboy3030 - July 30th, 2010 6:36:31 pm EDT
This is a Damn good book, I only hope that they do not mess it up too much when they put out the movie.
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - July 12th, 2010 6:31:53 pm EDT
I just finished reading this book and i thought it was great, Mike Noonan is a great character that you can realte to, the book had good chills and thrills, but in the end had a lot of heart, this was the second stephen king book ive read (my first was "the shining") and i loved every bit of it, im now reading "under the dome" and loving it, Keep up the good work Stephen.
 
 
Posted By: Boberto - June 8th, 2010 1:02:40 am EDT
I'm not normally a SK reader, but Bag of Bones was utterly brilliant. It's appealing on multiple levels, from the high -- the prose is chock-full of enough literary allusions to keep the snobbiest English major entertained -- to the low -- the supernatural drama of Sara Teasdale is as suspenseful as anything King has written -- with an intimate portrait of a marriage in-between. The sweat-soaked summer setting was a welcome reprieve from the cold winter during which I read the novel, and by the time I finished it, its characters felt as real to me as old friends.
 
 
Posted By: Scared To Death While Readin - May 12th, 2010 9:54:38 pm EDT
i read this book when i was 17 and was amazed at how much detail Stephen King goes into to ensure that the reader gets a vivid picture of what is taking place throughout the book i look forward to reading every book he has ever written.
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - May 11th, 2010 11:46:11 am EDT
I am currently reading Bag Of Bones and I can say that it is one of the most amazing books I read I enjoy and love the way Mr. King lets use inside the mind of a writer. The first book I read from Stephen King was The Stand which is another great book I think thats what inspire me to keep reading more of his book. Hope you all enjoy his book.
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - April 27th, 2010 10:18:38 am EDT
Bag Of Bones became the selective novel for last decade - an even at this point, the darkness territory had convey my world with desperation and great works of him. The started until last full stop - became the entertaining read of myself.
 
 
Posted By: Cinnamongirl74 - April 26th, 2010 9:22:34 pm EDT
Just finished..I know..a lilltle slow out of the gate..gotta say it was awesome. love that the main character is a writer and gives us a peek into the wonderfully odd mind of a writer. ..loved the whole 'boys in the basement' idea..it was a book to get lost in, which is an beautiful thing...and it made me laugh out loud many times...if that makes me sick, don't call the doctor!! Thank you, Stephen.
 
 
Posted By: Sharmela McLaughlin - April 23rd, 2010 6:11:09 pm EDT
The first time I read this book I was 19 and ever since then it's a personal favorite. I just love it and I can't count the number of times I've read it over the years. Bag of Bones is an absolutely amazing book.
 
 
Posted By: Hellsing - April 14th, 2010 3:44:26 am EDT
the sara laugh once remind of the late of My uncles, the girl name sara had been once swirvel in my head. by the way, this novel, scared to me to death. Love this damn book
 
 
Posted By: Rosiebud285 - April 9th, 2010 2:46:43 pm EDT
I loved this book and have read it several times. im torn when it comes to it being made into a movie though. i have the whole book pictured in my head and im curious about the movie but scared to watch it all the same...
 
 
Posted By: Matt Brown - March 19th, 2010 3:47:08 pm EDT
I have read over a dozen King books. This is without a doubt the best one I have ever read. Mike Noonan is my favourite King character!
 
 
Posted By: Whitney - March 12th, 2010 7:14:17 am EST
I have been reading SK books since I was 12 yrs old. Bag of Bones is hands down my favorite book. The first time I read it I was 17 yrs old and living in the middle of gods country with my mom (which i might add made it creepier at times.) It was a wonderful read and I have come back to it time and time again over the years. I recommend this to anyone looking for a great read.
 
 
Posted By: Alysia - March 11th, 2010 2:52:28 am EST
I've had this book for many years, and find myself coming back to it time and time again. I love this book and so many others!! Keep it up SK!!
 
 
Posted By: Sheiladawn - March 2nd, 2010 8:40:37 pm EST
This book was amazing I read it when I was in 7th grade and it had to of been the best book of that whole year!
 
 
Posted By: Johnjohn The Destroyer - February 25th, 2010 2:19:18 pm EST
Wonderful book. not gunna forget this one.
 
 
Posted By: Sherry - February 12th, 2010 4:07:00 pm EST
i have read everything i can get my hands on from King for years. i cant wait tio read this one
 
 
Posted By: Andrew - February 4th, 2010 3:59:57 pm EST
***SPOILERS***
 
This book was... incredible. I have run into quite a few people who have said that they can't remember it, and I really hope I can say that some day. This story wrapped itself so tightly around my mind; I can't get it out of me. I keep thinking about what they SHOULD have done, over what they did. I used to live in a town like TR-90, and I couldn't help but wonder. Probably not as mystic, no, but there was some history in the town I didn't understand as a 4 year old. Ive read quite a few other novels from this man, some of the more famous like Pet Semetery, The Shining, IT, and the like. However... none of those books stuck with me the same way this one has. They were just as well written, as expected, but this one just... it wont leave me alone. In my classes, this book comes up in my head about how it could have been handled better. I was upset when Mattie (actually Mary) died... and such a gruesome death as well! I keep trying to look for her faults but... its hard to do! Also, Ive been wondering how to pronounce Kyras name. Ive heard it pronounced ki-ruh and kee-ruh! Hopefully the movie they are working on comes out soon, I need to know! Also, why didnt you let him adopt her?

 
 
Posted By: Dana Hill - January 14th, 2010 12:21:35 am EST
***SPOILERS***
Bag of bones is great, and matties death was a bummer, mainly because she sounded so Hot! but it gave the book its class, and would be completely different if it were any other way.

 
 
Posted By: Pao - January 1st, 2010 6:22:29 pm EST
Hi! my name is Paola I'm from Argentina, sorry if i don't make me understand! this is my favourite book, y read it a lot of times and I' confese that when i started to read for de fisrt time Icant stop to read it, so it s take me to me 2 days to finish it, it's has the power to imaganite each line of the story! SWEET!!! Stephen you are my favourite!!!
 
 
Posted By: Brady12 - December 24th, 2009 11:03:21 am EST
***SPOILERS***
Just got done with this one last night. This is my 10th S.K. novel that I have read. I am on a mission now, which is to find a Stephen King novel that sucks so far I havnt found one. But back to Bag of Bones, the only plot point that was a bummer was that Mattie was killed.

 
 
Posted By: T.w. Early - December 13th, 2009 9:36:09 pm EST
This is my #1 favorite Stephen King book so far. Could not put this down. read it in 5 days. I've never loved a Stephen king like this one. even better than Misery. (which was great!)
 
 
Posted By: Patti - November 21st, 2009 4:54:40 pm EST
I have been a huge fan for years....This is a great book I wish it would be made into a movie ....The story is so great I could not put this novel down....Stephen King you are the reason lots of people still pick up a book and read in the 20th century thanks..
 
 
Posted By: David Sky - November 16th, 2009 10:39:50 pm EST
wow i am almost done with this book and so far all i can say is that it has been a wonderful story with twists and turns and i cant wait to finish it though i think i might have caught on to what is gonna happen but u never kno with Stephen King you could think one thing but something totally diffferent could happen.
 
 
Posted By: Marie - November 9th, 2009 5:12:05 pm EST
I just finished the book! IT'S NOW MY FAVORITE!!!! I LOVED IT!!!! I'M GOING TO READ IT ONCE A YEAR... at least!
 
 
Posted By: Stacy And Cowboy - November 7th, 2009 11:52:34 pm EST
Simply F**king Awesome!!!!
 
 
Posted By: Sarah - November 3rd, 2009 5:05:56 pm EST
I completely and totally adore this novel. It affected me more than anything I have ever read. I loved it. :)
 
 
Posted By: Nina-979797970 - October 21st, 2009 10:08:32 pm EDT
I've read this book and it is fantastic!!!!! I love the way Stephen King does these twists in these books!!!!! Where does he come up with these ideas?!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm working on a book right now....but of course there not as good as his :)
 
 
Posted By: Nick - October 10th, 2009 9:09:01 pm EDT
I'm only on page 200 or so of this book but I've written all my thoughts down and provided a detailed summary on website, the reading experience blog at blogpot. I guess you whatever "webmaster" reads this will delete but please take a look at my blog and maybe you can decide to let other King fans take a look.
 
 
Posted By: Dana - September 30th, 2009 7:14:17 pm EDT
Not going to lie...i have never read a whole book since "Holes" I'm 22...horrible i know. so generally i haven't read a book since that one. Bag of Bones is the first book i have read since freshmen year of highschool, and it is absolutely amazing. SK...your a great writer and i am looking forward to reading the rest of your incredible Library of works!
 
 
Posted By: Cfhaooligan - September 22nd, 2009 6:08:43 am EDT
I thought this was one of the more sad stories King has written. It was really emotional. It's one of my favorites. I am glad they are making this into a movie. Who will play Mike Noonan? I really hope they do this one justice. It was a good character piece.
 
 
Posted By: Billy - September 16th, 2009 5:26:17 pm EDT
uhm yea... this book was uhmmm uhhh yea..
 
 
Posted By: Sophie - September 15th, 2009 4:36:32 pm EDT
This book reminds me of nothing i've ever read. Laughed, screamed and cried my way through, and have done it about 4 times since. I can't quite describe the feeling, but Kings work does something to me that no other author have ever done. Thank you for enriching world litteratur again and again..
 
 
Posted By: Travis1028 - September 11th, 2009 1:08:03 pm EDT
This is by far my favorite king book. Absolutely breathtaking. Something just wouldn't let me put it down. Great job SK.
 
 
Posted By: Andrea - September 10th, 2009 2:04:23 pm EDT
I have read this book about once a year minimum since it came out. Great work. When are they making this one into a movie????
 
 
Posted By: Ilecion - September 4th, 2009 7:43:08 am EDT
I read this one when I was in the army (i'm from Finland so i had to go there). Early december we we're in Lappland having this two week long training camp. They trained us to endure insomnia, so we slept approximately 1 hour/ two days. My head was a real mess, but I had this book with me and I read it there during those two weeks. Now, about six years later, all I remember from that nice lil' vacation is this scary and underrated (at least in Finland) masterpiece.
 
 
Posted By: Matt - August 19th, 2009 9:49:26 pm EDT
What an amazing novel. I just finished it 5 minutes ago. Extremely hard to put down, and there was never a dull moment. Although it was a tad bit scary there was a huge exciting story going on as well. The best book I've read by him so far, and I'm looking forward to my next SK novel. Thanks Stephen for the spooks, laughs, and great reads!!
 
 
Posted By: Ryan Stackhouse - August 11th, 2009 3:08:38 pm EDT
This one broke my heart and sent chills the size of Detroit down my spine. Rivals "Hearts in Atlantis" as the master work of the later years. Simply beautiful.
 
 
Posted By: JRM - August 3rd, 2009 3:31:44 am EDT
THIS is the book that got me into looking up more Stephen King. A classic. Hands-down my favorite novel of all time.
 
 
Posted By: Beana0479 - July 27th, 2009 8:36:51 pm EDT
One of the best. I have read this book over and over and it never loses its appeal. Whenever someone asks about a good book I always tell them of Bag of Bones.
 
 
Posted By: Sara - July 23rd, 2009 1:49:44 pm EDT
I LOVE this book!!!! I cant say its my favorite because that would be like trying to pick a favorit child. I love all S.K. books!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
Posted By: Nancy - July 7th, 2009 4:40:50 pm EDT
Bag of Bones is one of your best works ever, and I enjoyed it so much. Just couldn't put it down, and my daughter is having the same great time with it. Thank you for all of your fabulous books!
 
 
Posted By: Natt - June 16th, 2009 5:13:39 pm EDT
at times i couldnt put this book down, very good, excelllent story line
 
 
Posted By: Dex - June 9th, 2009 5:40:52 am EDT
one of my favorite novels....please read this book it will wow you
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - June 5th, 2009 11:04:02 am EDT
Bag of Bones has reinforced my status as a certified Stephen King fan. Disturbing yet riveting as well, I hardly had the heart to put the book down until I was able to finish the entire thing! Kudos!
 
 
Posted By: John - May 15th, 2009 4:28:13 pm EDT
Ome of Mr. King's best. A wonderfully written tale with a lot of heart. I have read several of the other books mentioned in "Bag of Bones" and would encourage others to do the same (I'm sure Mr. King would not mind.)
 
 
Posted By: Derick - April 23rd, 2009 9:19:55 pm EDT
I just finished it today and I loved it! Amazing, I almost cried but I was fascinated by Kyra. I love her. She's so cute. Excellent book. It's a little slow at times but perfect!
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - April 14th, 2009 11:49:01 am EDT
At first I read Carrie which rather disappointed me and then Bag of bones was just my dust catcher (or trap, I'm not sure how you call "lapa prachu" - means Johanna's book in Mike's nightmare). A then it got me and I read it quite short time, I always was trying to spare some pages for next day. Surprisingly, it wasn't so great because of the plot (though I like it and I was glad that a writer has given me hope for happy end), but for that place. I could almost smell summer. I tried to imagine lake, forest and "Sara laughs". I even found out some photos of Maine and its lakes and imagined that I travel there. Unfortunately, It's too far from my home. But if I had a house like Sara, I would surely buy a moose head to have it over the fireplace. With a bell, of course :-)
 
 
Posted By: Crgraham1996 - April 6th, 2009 2:00:47 pm EDT
I absolutly love this book...my all time favorite...I would love to see this made into a movie!!!
 
 
Posted By: Smokesalot - March 30th, 2009 4:19:33 am EDT
Can't wait to read this book. I'm a big Stephen King fan;The Stand being my all time favorite. Just read Lisey's Story and Duma Key. Both were excellent!
 
 
Posted By: Zhaochanghong - March 25th, 2009 3:52:24 am EDT
Its anything is is not only a barn dances ....... it anything is is not only a circle dance ....... PS:Holds the Chinese readers who the Chinese and English dictionary reads the original works to salute to Mr.stephen king.
 
 
Posted By: Taylor.(: - March 19th, 2009 7:54:55 pm EDT
this was amazing.
 
 
Posted By: Anonymous - March 1st, 2009 8:21:10 am EST
quitelly humorous, enthusiasm and very optimistic!
 
 
Posted By: Cam - February 23rd, 2009 11:13:00 am EST
I cant wait to read this book
 
 
Posted By: Vachon - February 4th, 2009 6:56:26 pm EST
Leigh...in the book "Bag of Bones" on page 45. it says the saying "I felt like a bag of bones." If that helps you any(if you see this comment)
 
 
Posted By: Aby Helen - January 18th, 2009 7:29:05 pm EST
Hehe, I'm against!! This book is one of my favorites, Bag of Bones is a interesting novel. I will want to watch a movie of this book, and if this exist, I will want to see it!!! Well, bye!!!
 
 
Posted By: Mikeysteena - January 3rd, 2009 2:59:46 pm EST
I love this book, its one that I always visit again and again
 
 
Posted By: Britt - January 2nd, 2009 4:53:29 pm EST
This was the very first book I have read of Mr. Kings. It is solely responsible for the start of my obsession of his great works, but does not come close to the stories I have read continuing it.
 
 
Posted By: Dreamcast - December 20th, 2008 2:16:42 pm EST
I love this book! As always i can't think about how it will end still the book is over still the last page. Oh, lord Stephen King, really for me you're the king of suspense and terror
 
 
Posted By: Leigh - December 6th, 2008 3:14:37 pm EST
Strange question: Can you tell on what page, or when in the book the phrase "bag of bones" is first mentioned?
 
 
Posted By: JohnDalglish - November 23rd, 2008 1:28:03 pm EST
Hi, We've just opened a Social Group on the Message Board to discuss Bag of Bones - All more than welcome!
 
 
Posted By: El Grogg - November 20th, 2008 6:09:29 pm EST
one of my all time favourite king books. read it about 8 years ago and it still sits vividly in my memory. i will never forget the chill i felt as the letters on the fridge rearranged themselves. so wonderfully written throughout. to me 'bag of bones' and 'duma key' are twinners. if you love one then you are sure to love the other. both thought provoking and heart wrenching these two novels sit right at the summit of stephen's finest work. if you haven't read them yet then get on it right away
 
 
Posted By: Beamishlyme - November 18th, 2008 7:48:42 pm EST
Another way cool book. I can remember seeing in the bookstore and had to have it. Just like the rest,Iloved the ride of the read.
 
 
Posted By: Kelly - November 11th, 2008 8:39:58 pm EST
Bag of Bones is the best of the best. My favorite book from my favorite author! I've read it three times and each time its a different, horrifyingly exciting experience. I'm still hoping to see this one made into a movie!
 
 
Posted By: Anna - November 10th, 2008 12:51:46 pm EST
I bought the book in '99 and didn't get around to reading it 'til now. I just finished it and I cannot BELIEVE I waited so long! My favorite so far. Didn't want it to end. Incredible story.
 
 
Posted By: Tessasorensen - November 6th, 2008 7:20:22 pm EST
This was the first Stephen King book I ever read all the way through. I thought it was very good.
 
 
Posted By: Stef - November 4th, 2008 8:43:58 am EST
I just finished "on writing" I have never enjoyed a book more, it is so honest and real, you keep no secrets and write like a best friend, I truly value the information, and the humor combined, makes for wonderful reading and learning but so do all your book have a "flavor of you" which I just have loved all my life. I feel we all have stories in us and this was just plain amazing, I cried when you were being airlifted after the awful accident and I love anytime you mention Tabitha, you can really feel all the love and strength of relationship. thank you for all of yourself in all of the books. very best wishes, stephanie soriano
 
 
Posted By: Jo - November 1st, 2008 2:37:32 pm EDT
I haven't finished the book yet, but still it's amazing! I truly love it!... King is an awesome writer. I can't wait to see the movie. Hope it's as good as the novel.
 
 
Posted By: Tata0427 - November 1st, 2008 12:04:26 pm EDT
words cannot describe how FANTASTIC this book is. it is just one of the books you cannot put down! i have read this book every other year for the past 8 years and every time it draws me back into it differently, yet so as originally amazing!
 
 
Posted By: Melanie - October 31st, 2008 12:53:19 pm EDT
This is the best book I think I have EVER read.I have read the majority of Kings work but this is the book I just didn't want to end.I cried and laughed,I bonded with the characters and worried about them...It was just awesome to say the least.
 
 
Posted By: Melanie - October 31st, 2008 12:52:47 pm EDT
This is the best book I think I have EVER read.I have read the majority of Kings work but this is the book I just didn't want to end.I cried and laughed,I bonded with the characters and worried about them...I was just awesome to say the least.
 
 
Posted By: Monty - October 21st, 2008 9:16:21 pm EDT
Absolutely awesome. I read this 99 and really liked it. Read it again just this last week, and it is the best King work I have ever read, and I have read most of them. I agree, would be a great onscreen story.
 
 
Posted By: Justin - October 6th, 2008 8:33:45 pm EDT
I have just finished this book today, it was AMAZING. The title really corresponds while the book is in play and at the ending, i would recommend this book to all my friends and family, and to you too. Make sure to pick up a copy of this book!
 
 
Posted By: Ash - October 6th, 2008 10:52:32 am EDT
I've read this book dozens of times (the poor cover is barely even recognizable!). I just adore it. The characters were so easy to become attatched to, and Mike Noonan's narration is facinating. I found this to be one of King's most beautifully written books...and quite possibly the first to bring a tear to my eye! Bag of Bones certainly plays on the reader's emotions...a sure sign of a great read.
 
 
Posted By: Mike Doyle - September 29th, 2008 2:57:23 pm EDT
This novel is truly my favorite by, in my humble opinion, the greatest novelist of our time. Something about the way this book was written - and the way Stephen reads it in the audio book version - acted as the key that opened the door to my own creativity. I am nearing the completion of my first novel and I owe great deal of thanks to Stephen - unbeknownst to him. Thanks again for a wonderful read and for helping me realize my own potential.
 
 
Posted By: Dilley Sue Bar - September 16th, 2008 8:22:07 pm EDT
I never get tired of this one. I don't think I ever will.
 
 
Posted By: Gregaman - August 25th, 2008 10:30:57 pm EDT
Just finished reading bag of bones and let me tell you that it was something that I could not put down. I read all 700 pages in less than a week. I wish it would have put an ending a couple years in the future so I could know what would have happened to Mike and Kyra. Maybe it could become a movie with an ending after M. Noonan v. State of Maine for custody. Write more>>>>
 
 
Posted By: El Greco - August 7th, 2008 5:25:19 pm EDT
I remember reading parts of the book and feeling afraid since it was so alive and described in a way that made you 'live' in it. King has a gift as a storyteller. can make you feel part of the story, a watcher... I remember reading a part of the book and feeling sad, another one making me happy... Only a few writers have the gift of making you feel these emotions while reading... King is indeed the King!
 
 
Posted By: Warren Piece - August 1st, 2008 6:55:38 pm EDT
The best part of any Stephen King novel is not the story. It isn't the characters. And, no, it isn't that it gives you the "willies." No, the most compelling reason to read King (and continue to read King) is his undeniably enjoyable narration. While Mike Noonan, King's protagonist in the story, is a funny, witty, sad and interesting character, it is King's voice that keeps the story interesting. For example, when Noonan tells antagonist, Max Devore, "I don't know where you got my phone number, but I know where you can stick it," it gets a good laugh, but it is the Narrator's, I can't believe I just said that, reaction that makes the scene work. Just to clear things up, the story is told in first person and the narrator in question is supposed to be Mike Noonan, afore mentioned protagonist, but, it isn't Noonan's voice. Bag of Bones' narrator is instantly recognizable to those familiar with King's other novels. I'm sure it helps that the lead in about every King novel is an established novelist who finds himself in a precarious situation, nevertheless, King's narration has all the traits of a well drawn out character. He (the narrator) is smart, funny, descriptive, romantic, and tough. He directs the reader's emotions effortlessly and tells the story in an entertaining, perfectly paced tempo (a necessity for any work of popular fiction). Although Bag of Bones is not one of King's most memorable works, it is definitely an enjoyable read and an easy recommendation to make to anyone looking for a fun, spooky novel about memories, loss, love and, of course, ghoulies.
 
 
Posted By: Doc - July 23rd, 2008 1:29:50 am EDT
This is probably the best King's written, along with The Dead Zone, Salem's Lot, The Stand, and Misery. The Shining and The Dark Half are great too, only because I love when King writes about writers and the craft of writing. Bag of Bones will scare you as well as rip your heart out. King just has that way of pulling you in and stabbing you in the heart. I guess it's what we all love about him. This book is better than Lisey's story, but his last three books out of the gate have been brilliant. He just seems to get better and wiser with each book.
 

 

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