2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

REVIEW for Devil Bones

I received this book from the site: http://www.minibookexpo.com/

TITLE: Devil Bones

AUTHOR: Kathy Reichs

DATE: August 2008

GENRE: Mystery/Thriller

RATING: 2 stars


I have never claimed that Kathy Reichs' books are high art, but usually they are pretty entertaining and a good bet for either a nice beach read or a rainy day read. Let me just say that Devil Bones is neither.

I plodded through this book and although I only started reading it about a week ago, it felt to me as though I had been reading it for 3 months! The basic story would lead you to believe it is about witchcraft and devil worship and actually, the first few pages were creepy - I liked the description of Tempe crouching in a scary basement, all dark and gloomy. However, it went downhill from there.

There is some nice interaction between Tempe and her two police friends (and a bit of a twist related to this) but otherwise, this book has no direction, no plotline and more importantly is boring, boring, boring. I got to a point where I was skipping pages just to get to something "good" and I never seem to get to the "good" part. The ending has absolutely nothing to do with the beginning and was ridiculous. I can suspend my disbelief quite a lot if I am enjoying the storyline and a thriller does not have to be high art for me, but a book must be entertaning!!!! and the ultimate sin was committed here!!! the book was BORING.

1 comment:

Michele said...

Well, that's a bummer! I've loved Kathy Reichs books in the past. Maybe she's doing too much with the tv show too?

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