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Even four years after the sudden death of his wife, best selling novelist Mike Noonan can't stop grieving, nor can he return to his writing. Now his nights are plagued by vivid nightmares of the house by the lake. Despite these dreams, or perhaps because of them, he decides to return to Sara Laughs, the Noonans' isolated summer home. In his beloved Yankee town, he finds himself falling in love with a widowed young mother, who struggles to keep custody of her 3-year-old daughter. He is also drawn into the mystery of Sara Laughs, now the site of ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the sudden recovery of his writing ability. What are the forces that have been unleashed here - and what do they want of Mike Noonan?
©1998 Stephen King, All Rights Reserved (P)1998 Simon & Schuster, Inc., All Rights Reserved

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"The witty and obsessive voice of King's powerful imagination." (Amy Tan)"What King lacks in professional polish he makes up for with an infectious enthusiasm that will lock in listeners for the long haul." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Dionne
  • Bellevue, WA, USA
  • 07-29-05

Informative and... Fun.

Strength: I enjoy hearing authors talk about how they write their novels. Stephen King is very informative and interesting as he discusses writing the novel Bag of Bones and audiobooks in general.

Weakness: If you haven't read (or listened) to the novel yet and plan to, there may be spoilers, listener beware! I also have to agree with another reviewer:

YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE THIS INTERVIEW. If you purchased Bag of Bones and have not yet listened to it thoroughly, this interview is at the end of that book.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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He Can Write

I enjoy hearing SK talk about how he writes and what inspires him. When he addresses issues that are not in the field of writing, he often shows glaring logical fallacies and frankly idiotic thinking.

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  • B. Diaz
  • Astoria, NY United States
  • 01-08-03

Worth hearing...possible Bag of Bones spoilers?

This interview is closely related to the audiobook release of Bag of Bones, and the novel is the primary subject. I have not read (or listened to) the book, so much of what King talks about went over my head, and some of what he said may reveal certain surprises in the book. But as long time King fan, it is definitely worth downloading, especially when one account for the cost :)

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Insightful Interview

Stephen King answers questions and explains the process he experienced writing "Bag of Bones". He is very generous with other writers as he talks about how he developes the different characters in his books. His love for reading as well as writing becomes evident. He also discusses the advantages of listening verses reading. If you are a fan of his, you probably love his art of painting the pictures as well as the off center reality he creates. The interview gave me a new perspective and a new appreciation of the art of writing. I hope you enjoy it too.

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  • Matthew
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • 03-07-03

Cool!

After listening to this interview, I bought every King audiobook read by King himself...

1 of 4 people found this review helpful