Thursday, July 22, 2010
Bag of Bones by Stephen King
I love Stephen King. But there is a reason that this is one of the very few books of his that I have never read. It's boring. It seriously took me more than a month to finish because I just didn't want to pick it back up. I can't ever just quit a book in the middle, so I toughed it out. But it was rough.
Basically, it's a ghost story. An author (King likes to use authors as characters a lot, doesn't he?) is grieving his wife who died unexpectedly while she was pregnant with their child. He moves into their vacation house on a lake in Maine and learns that he's not the only one living there.
-I honestly can't think of anything that I really liked. Mostly it was just meh...
I didn't like:
-I HATED the name of the lake house: Sara Laughs. That is a terrible name for a house and it just made me cringe when I had to read it.
-I was so bored. This was not one of my favorite King books at all.
-The ending was stupid and I felt like I just read the longest novelization ever of an episode of "Supernatural".
-He and his wife thought it would be a good and "original" idea to name their kid "Kia". Like the crappy cars. At least most people that name their kids after cars go for "Mercedes" or "Bentley".
I'd give it 2/5 stars. King is an amazing writer, but I just didn't get into this story for some reason.