Books of Bones
Very little is more satisfying than a good read. Well, okay, I can think of a few things that top it, but this blog is G-rated. The point is, I’ve finished reading “206 Bones” by Kathy Reichs. This is her twelfth novel featuring Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist and overachiever who makes Hillary Clinton look like a slacker.
Ms. Reichs is, like her character, a forensic anthropologist, and her keen knowledge of the subject shines through the stories she crafts. Her tales are intriguing, and she imparts technical information in terms that even a scientific lightweight like me can understand. If you ever saw me attempting to noodle out anything science related, you would understand the import of that statement. I actually had a physics teacher in high school–Mr. Greenglass–who literally begged me to stay far away from any science lab, “For as long as we both shall live.” I’m not making this up.
You may be familiar with the T.V. series, “Bones”, which is loosely based on the novels by Kathy Reichs. I prefer the books over the show, but then, given the option, I will always choose to read over watching the tube. I’m a word junkie, especially when the little boogers are strung together so darn well.
If you have read any of Ms. Reichs’ novels I’d love to hear your opinion. If you haven’t, start out with the first one, “Deja Dead”, and work your way up to #12. It will be time well spent. I promise. And if you refuse, I’ll show up at your house with a Bunsen burner and a lab coat.
C’mon, you always wanted to learn about bones, didn’t you?
Til next time-