Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I did not enjoy Spider Bones as much as some of Kathy’s earlier books. I thought it rather ‘busy’, and some of the subplot suggested rather heavily of incompetence on the part of certain government agencies. The chimera ‘device’ seemed a bit desperate… an attempt to get out of a less than perfectly plotted story? Not fond of the cliches, either.
I love technical writing and usually have no trouble following Ms Reichs’ stories, but I confess… this one; I got ‘lost’ a couple of times.
Overall, Kathy Reichs has produced a great body of work… I have loved everything before Spider Bones… and will continue to read her. I would offer a couple of suggestions to her…
Get rid of Ryan… he is played out and tired.
Please do something with Charlie! Please?
P.S. If you already have, in books subsequent to Spider Bones, forget I mentioned it. 🙂
Kathy Reichs is still one of my favorite writers!
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Bio: Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
Born in Lisboa, Portugal to parents of Portuguese/Russian descent, Veronica Marie and her wife, Christina Anne, call the Pacific Northwest home, where the couple are “still very much on honeymoon!”
When not teaching and finishing her own studies for a Masters in Sociology, Veronica writes fiction, primarily noir - "I love dark!". Her long fascination with noir fiction prompted Veronica to try her own hand at writing fiction several years ago. She has been published in Pulp Metal Magazine, The Lost Children: A Charity Anthology, the horror anthology 100 Horrors, from Cruentus Libri Press, Nightfalls: an End of the World anthology, Drunk On The Moon 2: A Roman Dalton anthology and Gloves Off: Near To the Knuckle's debut anthology. Veronica has also appeared in the inaugural issue of Literary Orphans magazine and her horror/urban fantasy short story SOUL TAKER was recently chosen for inclusion in Lily Childs' february femmes fatales, an urban fantasy/horror anthology.
Veronica counts among her mentors - Carole A Parker, Lily Childs, Paul D Brazill, Richard Godwin, Joyce Juzwik and Vicki Abelson. She is currently working on the third draft of her first novel – a memoir – as well the second draft of her first fiction novel, a fantasy novel and the publication of a collection of her flash fiction and short stories. Lily's The Feardom and Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write Facebook writing group have both been a tremendous source of support and inspiration for Veronica.
Veronica’s writings can be found athttp://veronicathepajamathief.blogspot.com/ andhttp://veronicathepajamathiefwritespoetry.blogspot.com/, andhttps://veronicathepajamathief.wordpress.com/