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?