Friday, November 23, 2007

Book Report Friday



Yes, this was supposed to be Book Report Thursday, but I am looking at it like trash-collecting. If your trash day happens on a holiday, it gets pushed forward a day. So... for Book Report Friday I bring you Kathy Reichs' Bones to Ashes!

I started reading Kathy Reichs' novels five or six years ago. I saw her one morning on the Today Show and the interviewer compared her books to Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta novels. Being a fan of the Scarpetta novels (the early ones, in any case), I quickly went in search of Reichs' novels and soon found myself addicted to another series. Fans of the TV series Bones might recognize the books as it is Reichs' novels that the TV series is based on... of course, they have taken extreme liberties with the characters, their backgrounds, ages, nationalities, locations... but I digress.

I really enjoyed this book - and in fact, I finished it in less than twenty-four hours. Reichs' protagonist, Tempe Brennan, divides her time between North Carolina and Quebec and I always find that I enjoy the Quebecois stories better. It isn't just because I am Canadian - I feel just feel that they are more interesting stories. I don't want to give too much away, but kudos to Reichs for doing some thorough historical research. I love it when I read something in a novel that makes me want to do more research on my own. Especially when it is a part of my own country's history that I know so little of. Who knew there were still Acadians around? Forgive me - I'm from the West Coast.

One niggling thing, though - in the beginning she talks of Hippo bringing her Dunkin' Donuts. Now, seeing as I live in Delaware, I know full well the draw of Dunkin' Donuts... but since they were in Quebec, shouldn't that have been Tim Hortons?

8 comments:

Bea said...

Hmm...so now this is a series that I need to try because I like other books that you read.

Annie said...

Love Reichs. It's funny, I've finally started watching the show "Bones" and I am loving it- caught up with the first two seasons on DVD and am caught up with the new season, and I love that the character in the show, Temperance Brennan, also writes books, about a character called Kathy Reichs! Kills me. Great books.

turtlegirl76 said...

See? And I love the Charlotte stories because I recognize so many of the places in it. Her favorite pub is mine too! Her and her husband go there often. (He's a bit of a blowhard. You shoulda seen how pompous he was when the TV show started.)

Nell said...

Yumm..... Dunkin'

cpurl17 said...

Sounds like a good read! I'll have to check it out!

Shan said...

Yes, it should have been Timmies. Although I think Krispee Kreme tried to make a go of it in Canada - crashed and burned, it goes without saying.

LadyLungDoc said...

I remember seeing a Dunkin Donuts in Berlin - maybe they are making inroads somewhere in Canada. I don't think I'd ever met anyone from New Brunswick growing up in Winnipeg - not until I moved to Southern Ontario. We definitely have several solitudes!

tara said...

Hurrah to the Tim Hortons. Official snack of Canada. It said so in a book I read titled How to be a Canadian. Even if you Already Are One.