What did you guys think of "Bag of Bones"?

Discussion in 'Bag of Bones' started by Tamou, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    To be honest Neesy, you should technically only spend 40-45 minutes in front of a computer screen with Glasses because of the glare. It is a EU law, I don't know if you have one in Canada. Spending too much time in front of a screen(Computer/e-book) will eventually damage your eyes.

    I read on the sofa, just can't read in bed. hmm.
  2. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Oh great - first I read that "sitting is the new smoking" and now I find this out. I type for a living - I am a medical transcriptionist so that is what I do for 7.5 hours per day (that is what they pay us for as the half hour lunch break is unpaid). We get one 20 minute break in the morning and one 20 minute break in the afternoon and my shift is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. - No wonder my health has been suffering lately and I thought it was just because everything goes downhill once you hit 50! ::P
  3. ChickenStu

    ChickenStu Member

    I just read it for the first time and I thought it was AMAZING. Really well written and extremely moving. This really ranks as one of King's best for me!
  4. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Yes - to get back to the topic of this thread - I did enjoy Bag of Bones very much - enjoyed the book so much more than the TV series, even with that yummy Pierce Brosnan as the main character.
  5. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Loved, loved LOVED the book!! The Brosnan movie- muh.
  6. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    Bag of Bones is my favorite book-I've read it three times! It was the first SK book I convinced my mom to read (She was always skeptical of my love of SK. She enjoyed it and just finished 11/22/63! :smile:). UTD is my second fave. =D
  7. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Yea, Mom!!!! Give her The Dead Zone to read now.
  8. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    Why do you think that one should be next? I need to do a reread sometime soon-can barely remember it!
  9. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Because it's more of a 'mainstream' novel with some supernatural elements thrown in, like Bag Of Bones, but less so. And it's a love story! I think your Mom would enjoy it alot.
  10. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    Thanks KRF! I'll have to hunt down a used copy for her (as I did with 11/22/63). That woman completely destroys books!! ;-D Unlike me who carries around my $5 paperbacks in plastic baggies so they don't get worn out so fast! ;;D
  11. raspberry2012

    raspberry2012 Member

    Me too! I always tend to "cast" SK movies in my mind while I'm reading his books, and Jack Lemmon was the first person I thought of for Ralph while I read that.

    That said, I LOVED "Bag of Bones"! Probably the first SK novel that made me cry since "The Stand."
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  12. rocker1972

    rocker1972 Well-Known Member

    I know the Trr-90 like the back of my hand, I return and return to this book. read it nine times. haunting creepy etc.
    This is probably my favourite. Duma key is my second fave, (it helped me through a very hard time) and insomnia. I like the Character Ralph one Cool 65-70 year old
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  13. This is actually my favorite SK book. It broke my heart. My husband got me a signed copy for Christmas last year. I died.
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  14. It's one of my very favorites, and one of his very best. Utterly immersive and completely heartbreaking. In fact, it's the only work of his that left me deeply saddened for days afterward. Few books have had that power. It also contains what I happen to think is the scariest scene he's ever written*. Like Lisey's Story, Bag of Bones is damned near perfect. One day, I'm gonna re-read them, back-to-back.

    *This is highly debatable, of course.
  15. taylor29

    taylor29 Well-Known Member

    Bag of Bones was one of the first SK novels I had read and certainly the first one that produced a deep emotional response from me. Usually, the endings are a let down in a lot of SK novels simply because he creates such atmosphere in his work that that's what stays with me. I had to overcome that with this novel, too, but it was an incredible read.

    And, let's face it, that book contains some scary [insert whatever word you think best here]. I now have an owl to watch over my house...just in case.
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  16. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher Active Member

    I've read it three times and still haven't really figured out what was going on. I got the basic gist but my wires must have been crossed.
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  17. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    It was produced as a 2 or 3 part miniseries for TV - maybe you could find it on-line somewhere. Watch that and perhaps it will help.
    I did not find it hard to interpret - try reading it again! (but if you are not enjoying it don't bother). I just thought it was quite good.

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