As brilliantly as [King] crafts horror and suspense, he's not so hot with the supernatural. His spectral universe lacks the internal consistency of Lovecraft's or the ambiguous subjectivity of Poe's....[I]n the end, the book falls apart in a fusillade of bullets and a gathering of ghosts that spoil the delicate tension that King has laboured for 400 pages to establish....Like THE SHINING, another nearly great novel held captive by King's ghostly preoccupations, BAG OF BONES just misses being more than a page turner.
I have read a number of Steven King's books and overall have enjoyed his work. The first 4 cds of this book where very hard to get through--I almost gave up. After finishing 20 cds I wish I had. The author narated the book, which I was sceptical of in the beginning...but he did a good job.
His last few books are dull, umimaginative, and difficult to get into. This is one of those books.