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!