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

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

  1. joaniyofaus

    joaniyofaus Member

    aaahhh. Thanks for that. I haven't discovered that part of the website yet,so of course haven't seen the reference. Just goes to show the things that can be missed even when reading a book for the 3rd time, which is why I usually read SK's books multiple times. There's always something else to discover and on which to ruminate.
    mal, Doc Creed, Ebdim9th and 3 others like this.
  2. The Darkening

    The Darkening Well-Known Member

    Finally got round to reading BoB this year after having owned the book since its release!

    I enjoyed it. Some said it was a bit slow but I liked that about it. Wasn't comfortable with one of the scenes in particular, but it was overall very Stephen King. Very sad, though. I love his writing style.
    doowopgirl, mal, kingricefan and 5 others like this.
  3. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    The rape scene?
    mal, kingricefan, Neesy and 1 other person like this.
  4. Andryia

    Andryia Well-Known Member

    just finished chapert 5 and got goosebumps for the first time(of the novel) I love when books finally start to pick up! :D
    doowopgirl, mal, Kurben and 4 others like this.
  5. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    finally read this. loved it. he always excels at longer stories, and the characterization was great. i probably missed some cues somewhere because i was wrapped up in the story, but i was actually a bit surprised when i figured out what it was all building up to, much like mike's surprise (i was surprised in a good way). which i guess means that the story did a good job of demonstrating the vague sort of way mike was treating the whole ghost thing compared to the other situation he was dealing with. i loved the guest stars and references. ralph roberts, bill denbrough, joe wyzer, sherriff norris ridgewick. although i was slightly disappointed at the throwaway line we got detailing thad beaumont's ultimate fate. i also thoroughly enjoyed all the real life authors he name dropped while describing the process of mike's writing and publishing. i'm sure he was basing this at least some on his own knowledge of the publishing industry, and seeing all those names, most of which i at least know of even if i haven't given them a try, was pretty cool, and lent the novel a bit more realism to me.
    doowopgirl, mal, osnafrank and 4 others like this.
  6. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

    Could read it over and over again.
    It`s my Favorite.
    Love the Character Michael Noonan, his Sarcasm Cynism his attitude to Life...everything.
    Love this Book
    doowopgirl, mal, Neesy and 3 others like this.
  7. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

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  8. MikiM

    MikiM Active Member

    I didn't think twice about that at all...of course, my parents (both 72) have always been open to new music. My dad, for example, loves Guns N Roses, Nine Inch Nails (their duet with Johnny Cash on "Hurt" is one of his favorite songs.) My mom is an avid AC/DC, Saliva, and Linkin Park fan, and she's very upset about Chester's suicide. So I didn't even blink twice at that.
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  9. Keith72

    Keith72 Member


    Some of you may remember me from a few years back and Keith, I have just finished BoB for the 11th time yes you read correctly. Love it. I saw the film with Pierce Brosnan a few months ago enjoyed it.
    doowopgirl, mal, osnafrank and 4 others like this.
  10. kingricefan

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

    While I did enjoy the movie, I thought Pierce Brosnan was too old to play the main character. There was way too much of an age difference between him and the love interest.
    doowopgirl, mal, osnafrank and 4 others like this.
  11. Neesy

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

    Another cradle robber, eh?:tongue-new:

    Welcome back to SKMB!
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  12. kingricefan

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

    Yes, I get tired of the same-old same-old with older men scoring much younger women. No one bats an eye at this in television shows or movies. But, switch the sexes and people have a fit over it. Makes no sense......
    danie, mal, osnafrank and 3 others like this.
  13. Neesy

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

    Yup - you're right!
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  14. ginapenn

    ginapenn Well-Known Member

    I started listening to this one (again) on audio. King narrates and it's an incredible listen. If anyone hasn't heard it yet, I highly recommend it.
    Neesy, GNTLGNT, osnafrank and 3 others like this.
  15. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I love BoB. It's one of the best straight up ghost stories SK has ever written. The film adaptation wasn't one of my favorites. Just didn't have the same atmosphere. It was almost, but not quite right. Book every time.

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