This book was amazing, and terrifying. You become completely
involved in the story. There are several reasons why, "Bag
of Bones" by Stephen King, is so great. Firstly, the characters
are very well developed. Secondly, King focuses on small details
that are normally overlooked. Thirdly, the events are unpredictable
so you never know what will happen next.
More is revealed about each character until you feel as if you
know them personally. Each has their own unique personality and
method of dealing with problems. In some novels you are presented
with characters who are either too good to be true or all evil
who you feel no sympathy for whatsoever. This is not the case
in "Bones". Stephen King carefully describes touching
little details that most authors would not bother with. The main
character, novelist Mike Noonan, tells us things like how his
wife would twirl her hair, or how the bumper stickers in the
local restaurant came to be there. These things add to our understanding
of the characters. This is the kind of writing that you could
read many times and take something new from it each time.
This is a fairly long and challenging read, so if Dr. Seuss
is more your speed, this would not be a good book for you. But
for the rest of you, King does an amazing job as always giving
you something to think and wonder about. Just when you think
you've figured out what the ghosts want, you are completely stunned
by an unexpected turn of events.
The best things about this book are the character development,
the touching detail, and plot changes that leave you breathless.
By the middle of this novel you find yourself rooting for some
characters and cursing at others. You are moved by the little
things that seem to be throw away phrases at first. And you are
always wondering what will be waiting for you after the turn
of a page. If you do not mind being scared and you enjoy quality
writing, "Bag of Bones" by Stephen King, is the perfect
book to have on your night table.