Book Review of Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones
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I'm a big fan of King, and in fact early on in his career a new King novel meant a new purchase for me and nothing else mattered until I was done reading it. Not sure exactly when that changed, but somewhere around It/ Tommyknockers/ et al, I realized I was actually falling behind. Years went by, and I missed as many as I caught. PBSwap has helped me to catch up. "Duma Key" was my first grab, and found it very well done. My next try, though, surprised me: I couldn't finish "Lisey's Story." Tried a few times. Failed. It just didn't grab me. So, it was with some trepidation that I requested "Bag of Bones."

Not to worry. King nails another compelling, haunting premise. Just when you think you know where it's going, it takes a left turn. As the new path seems to take shape, he pulls a U-ey. Then he drives you smack into a brick wall. Then he forces you to walk away from accident and take a different path entirely. And the whole time you're saying, "I must get off this ride!" and you know you will... as soon as you see just what happens next.