A Little About Bag of Bones
From the first page, where we meet writer Mike Noonan, who is reeling from the death of his wife Joanna, to the last spine-tingling page, readers are drawn in to a web of storytelling that could only have been weaved by horror master, Stephen King.
Incorporating themes of race relations, social standing, and small town fears, in addition to a truly frightening ghost story, Mike and his 3-year-old sidekick, Kyra, who can communicate via dreams and through their minds, are characters that are not soon forgotten. Kyra’s mother, Mattie, is the heroine that readers root for and hope against hope that everything works out for her in the end. However, let’s remember that Stephen King is doing the writing and happy endings are not his specialty.
Set in a town so small it is unincorporated and does not have a name, Mike tries to rid himself of writer’s block by summering at his cottage on Dark Score Lake. From the first, his summer is anything but peaceful. Bells ring in the night, his refrigerator magnets move on their own and spell out messages for him, and why, oh why is he so fixated on finding those plastic owls?
However, these questions pale in comparison to the pressing question he must answer in order to put his demons to sleep. Why was his wife Jo visiting Sara Laughs, the cottage, in the months before her death? What dark curse hangs over his family and how does it connect him to Sarah Tidwell and Kyra Devore?