Evan’s ESS = 10 out of 10
Erin’s ESS = 9 out of 10
Content = R (Language, Violence, Adult Concepts, Brief Nudity, Spooky Lake Cabin)
Stephen King has a way of getting under the reader’s skin and Bag of Bones is no different. You will long to rescue Mattie Devore from her wretched situation and then two pages later you’ll want to kick Max Devore in the shin as hard as you can. You will also learn some important lessons about the damaging effects of writers block and if nothing else, we guarantee you will reevaluate ever placing letter magnets on your refrigerator. Bag of Bones won both the British Fantasy Award and the Bram Stocker Award and contains 7.5 times less gore than the typical Stephen King novel. It’s rare that a book enters into your subconscious and becomes real, but that’s exactly what will happen when you read Bag of Bones.