206 Bones

20 Jul

206 Bones

A little after 2 am this morning I finished this rather good read.  Now I will admit that I have read a few of her books, not in the order they were written, and sometimes found them to be quite medically wordy and technical but 206 Bones has been the easiest I have read of hers to date.  Whether it is because the plot line did not hinge on the minutia details of an anthropological investigation, whether her writing style has eased over the years I do not know.  What I do know is that rather than reading one chapter slowly per night I fair whizzed through several and was reluctant to leave the read when sleep called.  Hence the late repose last night as I was gripped to read to the end.

To some the format may be a tad samey, Brennan’s life is threatened [again] … she is attacked [again] … she is saved by Ryan [again].  The twist and turns of the concept that this eminent, intelligent, respected scientist could be guilty of slipshod mistakes and her self doubt carried through, even if we readers see the blindingly obvious sabotage before she does.

The inter personnel actions and dialogue is business efficient, the scenes involving Brennan’s ex-husbands family is familiarly comical as often such occasions are.

What’s this a husband you say?  Ahh, yes, to the avid tv viewer of ‘Bones’, the only connection between the books and the tv series is the name Temperance Brennan, and the occupation Anthropologist.


Posted by on July 20, 2010 in Books, Review



2 responses to “206 Bones

  1. Oh for Gods Sake

    July 23, 2010 at 6:48 am

    For some reason I do not care for character books. I don’t like the Jack Reacher series that Lee Child writes. Rich is quite fond of those and has read just about all of them. I’m also not into crime. But it is nice when a writer makes the story interesting and the reading simple so you can get to the good bits. 🙂

    It only took me twelve times to try and post this.. hence my user name on here.


    • amgroves

      July 23, 2010 at 10:07 am

      Connection issues still? Or FFS [fat finger syndrome]?



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