Friday, May 27, 2011
Did Not Finish: Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs
Break No Bones is more well-written than I expected. Reichs' writing is hardly "literary" in the sense of "literary fiction," but she's better than ye old hack writer. What got me stuck was the slowness of the plot and all the extra stuff (mostly drama between Dr. Brennan and her estranged husband and the guy up in Canada that she likes). I blame my age for this; teenagers don't really enjoy reading about grown-up married drama. And while I could see glimpses of the show in the novel, they weren't enough to hold my attention long enough for me to enjoy the book as being connected to the TV program (and yes, I know that the books came before the show and it's not Reichs' fault that they're so different). I'll probably pick this up at a later date, but for now, I have tons of potentially better books on my to-be-read list that I'm moving on to.