एक बुक जर्नल: Bag of Bones - Stephen King

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bag of Bones - Stephen King

Rating: 5/5
Finished On: 10th of November, 2014

Edition Details :
Format : Paperback
Page Count : 660
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton


First Sentence:
On a very hot day in August of 1994, my wife told me she was going down to the Derry Rite Aid to pick up a refill on her sinus medicine prescription- this is stuff you can buy over the counter these days, I believe.


It's been four year since Michael Noonan's wife died. He's a writer and has been suffering from writer's block soon after the incident. But that's not all. He's been having nightmares involving his wife and his summer home,Sara Laughs, at TR.  The pull of the house is so great that he goes to the house. Once in the town he get's embroiled in a custody battle between a multi-millionaire, Max Devore and Max's daughter in law,Mattie Devore. He also finds out that his wife was hiding something from him and had some clandestine visits to the Sara laughs and the town. His quest to get  justice for Mattie and for finding his wife's secret will eventually lead him to the dark secret that the town hides. What would be the result? What was Mike's wife hiding from Mike? Will he be able to save Mattie and Kyra from the clutches of Max? And what is the dark secret that the town hides and how far will the townies go to stop it from being disclosed?

I loved the book. The book is engaging and held my interest till the last page. Most of my friends find King to be long-winded but i like the way he keeps back-flashing to character's life. It makes characters more genuine. The book has a writer who 's coming to terms with his wife's loss, a Mother child duo who's pitted against the super rich father in law of Mother who wants custody of child in any cost and a town whose people seem nice on the surface but don't like it if one tries to peek into the dark history of the town. The books was creepy, mysterious,sad and beautiful at parts and not certainly not in the order that i've mentioned. This is one of the best book of Mr King according to me. It creeps you out at time, makes you smile at times and makes you sad at other times. It touched me on the various levels on the  emotional spectrum and i love it for that. Would i recommend it? Yes, of course.  I loved it. If you find that Mr King rambles a lot then you'll have to give it a little time and i know you'll not regret it.

Some of the quotes from the book :

Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on.

For men, I think, love is a thing formed of equal parts lust and astonishment. The astonishment part women understand. The lust part they only think they understand.

I felt lonely and content at the same time. I believe that is a rare kind of happiness.


I think reality is thin, you know, thin as lake ice after a thaw, and we fill our lives with noise and light and motion to hide that thinness from ourselves.

Things conceived by minds and made by hands can never be quite the same, even if they try their best to be identical, because they're never the same from day to day or even moment to moment.

Grief is like a drunken house guest, always coming back for one more goodbye hug.

What comes in when daylight leaves is a kind of certainty: that beneath the skin there is a secret, some mystery both black and bright. You feel this mystery in every breath, you see it in every shadow, you expect to plunge into it at every turn of a step.

Dead people put on weight, it seems to me; both in their flesh and in our minds, they put on weight.

A writer is a man who has taught his mind to misbehave.

Any good marriage is secret territory, a necessary white space on society's map. What others don't know about it is what makes it yours.


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