Friday, March 18, 2016

SPEAKING IN BONES with Temperance Brennan #FridayReads

Kathy Reichs’ Speaking In Bones is her 2015 novel involving alter ego Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist based in North Carolina and Quebec, Canada. And, of course, the template for the television series, Bones, for which Reichs is writer and advisor and role model.

Brennan's latest case is set in the backwoods, cliffs, and towns spread throughout her home state of North Carolina. The events covered in this story are well-researched: web-sleuthing; religious fanaticism; and personality disorders - specifically DID - dissociative identity disorder.

Once again, Brennan becomes actively involved in the investigation and places herself prominently in harm’s way.

I haven’t watched the television series since Season Four, when they did those really weird things to poor Zak. That’s when the shift occurred and I found Kathy Reichs’ novels more entertaining than the series. Reading her medical thrillers is a cross between experiencing tension-filled entertainment and attending an uncredited college course.

The shorter length of this review is no reflection on the quality of the story’s plot or the writing. I’ve just run out of words. Actually, I’m eager to watch more DVD replays of the (original) X-Files - Mythology Collection. My taste in entertainment reflects multi-levels of weird.

Next up for review is:
The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland



  1. Speaking in Bones sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing about it!
    It's good to see you participating for the A to Z Challenge, Gail. I look forward to reading your posts during April. Cheers :)
    Shilpa Garg : Co-Host AJ's wHooligan for the A to Z Challenge 2016

  2. I've never read Kathy Reichs... yet, but I did watch the Bones series. For a while, it was actually one of my favourite tv series. Then yeah, something happened and I stopped watching. Kind of a shame, but it just don't seem realistic to me anymore.


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