“Thursday Quotables” No°2 – Bag Of Bones

This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!


Thursday Quotables is a meme created by Lisa@bookshelffantasies, who also created this wonderful Book Blog Meme Directory, the place where I found most of the memes I take part in! You should definitely check it out! 🙂

One day later sorry. I was unsure which quotes to choose, better said which book. I’ve finished quite a few books lately and I’d normally keep the quotes for the reviews which I’m totally procrastinating right now. I realised this morning I could pick a couple from my current read Bag Of Bones by Stephen King which will definitely won’t be included in the review, as they don’t really have an impact on the storyline, but are still pretty interesting, funny and relevant. This is also my first book from Stephen King and I’m really enjoying it to this point and looking forward to read about what happens next.

Readers have a loyalty that cannot be matched anywhere else in the creative arts, which explains why so many writers who have run out of gas can keen coasting anyway, propelled on to the bestseller lists by the magic words AUTHOR OF on the covers of their books.

Because things would get better, wouldn’t they? No one had terminal writer’s block, did they (well, with the possible exception of Harper Lee)?

As the late Jim Croce wisely observed, you don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind, you don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger, and you don’t mess around with Mary Higgins Clark. Not if you’re Michael Noonan, anyway.

Goodreads synopsis:

Four years after the sudden death of his wife, forty-year-old bestselling novelist Mike Noonan is still grieving. Unable to write, and plagued by vivid nightmares set at the western Maine summer house he calls Sara Laughs, Mike reluctantly returns to the lakeside getaway. There, he finds his beloved Yankee town held in the grip of a powerful millionaire, Max Devore, whose vindictive purpose is to take his three-year-old granddaughter, Kyra, away from her widowed young mother, Mattie. As Mike is drawn into Mattie and Kyra’s struggle, as he falls in love with both of them, he is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations and escalating terrors. What are the forces that have been unleashed here—and what do they want of Mike Noonan?


What about you? Did you find some interesting quotes this week? What about Stephen King’s books? Have you read any yet, maybe even this one?


-Demi

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4 thoughts on ““Thursday Quotables” No°2 – Bag Of Bones

  1. “You don’t go into battle because you’re sure of victory. You go into battle because it’s the right thing to do.”
    ― C.J. Redwine, The Shadow Queen

    I am not very far into this title, but that little line grabbed me. I hope you enjoy Bag of Bones as much as I did!

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