Halloween is just around the corner, which makes this the perfect time for a few bumps in the night and screams in the dark. And so I’m taking The ZS Roe Vlog to an old Jesuit Monastery in search of all things scary…and more. Two weeks ago, I recommended Emily Dickinson’s poem, “I’m nobody! Who are you?” This week I venture into the imagination of Stephen King, and explore his novel, Bag of Bones.
For newcomers unfamiliar with this project, The ZS Roe Vlog is my place to share the best in storytelling. Every two weeks I’ll recommend a novel, short story, poem, or film, and bring you along to the places in which these stories have particular significance. Also, I encourage you to leave a comment and share a favourite story of your own, be it personal or fictional.
So, without further adieu, I give you:
Me, Stephen King, And A Bag Of Bones
Bag of Bones tells the story of Mike Noonan, a bestselling novelist who succumbs to writer’s block after the sudden death of his wife. Four years later and still grieving, Mike travels to his Western Maine summerhouse, a place that has been plaguing his nightmares. Near the lakeside getaway, he meets Mattie and her three-year-old daughter Kyra. It is this young woman and daughter who begin to change Mike’s life, healing old wounds, and giving him a sense of purpose.
But the summerhouse is now the sight supernatural happenings, and as Mike becomes more involved with Mattie and Kyra, these ghostly visitations only grow fiercer and more persistent.
How will Mike Noonan overcome these forces, and what troubled histories will he have to uncover to do so?
For more about Stephen King, visit his website.
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