Spider Bones

Spider Bones Dr Temperance Brennan spends her life working amongst the decomposed and the skeletal So the newly dead body she is called to examine holds little to surprise her Until she discovers it is the body of

  • Title: Spider Bones
  • Author: Kathy Reichs
  • ISBN: 9780099492399
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dr Temperance Brennan spends her life working amongst the decomposed and the skeletal So the newly dead body she is called to examine holds little to surprise her Until she discovers it is the body of an ex soldier apparently killed in Vietnam in 1968 So who is buried in his grave The case takes Tempe to the heart of the American military, where she must examine the remDr Temperance Brennan spends her life working amongst the decomposed and the skeletal So the newly dead body she is called to examine holds little to surprise her Until she discovers it is the body of an ex soldier apparently killed in Vietnam in 1968 So who is buried in his grave The case takes Tempe to the heart of the American military, where she must examine the remains of anyone with a possible connection to the drowned man.As Tempe untangles the web of the soldiers lives and deaths, she realises there are some who would rather the past stayed buried.

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    1. I quite like the Temperance Brennan novels. I've read all of them and so far there's only been 1 that I really didn't enjoy at all, which I think is a pretty good strike rate when there's been 12 of them. Well unfortunately, my toll now stands at 2/13. I didn't get into this book either.Like Brennan, Reichs herself is a forensic anthropologist and she always claims that she never writes a novel and puts Temperance in a medical situation that she herself hasn't been in personally. She's obviously [...]

    2. This is the first Kathy Reichs I've read, and, well, I didn't hate it. (Unlike the Patricia Cornwell I read last year.) But neither am I really grabbed by it. Will I read more? Only time will tell, and whether or not one of my lists coughs up one for me to read. I certainly won't avoid it, but I know there's at least one mystery writer writing forensic anthropology mysteries that my mother likes more. Maybe I'll search him out.Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes i [...]

    3. Recently took a short trip and decided to take along Kathy Reichs SPIDER BONES on CD to help alleviate the boredom of a ride across the desert. I came away from the experience vowing never to read or listen to another offering in this series. My dissatisfaction stems from many sources. I will attempt to enumerate just a few.1. Her relationship with Ryan. The green-eyed monster rears its ugly head every time another woman comes on the scene, in this case Honolulu medical examiner Hadley Perry. Te [...]

    4. I've been a longtime fan of this series (and the show) but I must admit, this newest effort was such a wank job. Uninteresting story with a resolution that was so confusing, I didn't understand what was going on even as it was explained to me.Reichs strains mightily to get Tempe out of the office and into the line of fire and shoehorns into the narrative 2-3 action scenes that feel forced and are unbelievable. The end, when both Tempe and Ryan's daughters are put in danger, is a series' lowpoint [...]

    5. Being a huge fan of the TV series, I really really really want to love the books. I don't.I try and I try and I try, but at some point I have to shake my head and move on to something else. I'm a student at uni and like to read crime novels for light relief between study, assignments and exams. I want something that pushes me to think, but that entertains me at the same time. Somewhere along the line, Reichs fails to achieve this.I've tried to work out what I don't like and I think it comes down [...]

    6. Why read: Love the seriesWhat impressed me: I loved Tempe in Hawaii. I loved her vacationing with her daughter and I loved seeing her work in a new place with a different group of people. I absolutely loved Tempe and Ryan spending time together, with their respective kids, and not having everything be sort of overwhelmed by work as it usually is. The mystery was completely unforeseeable. I thought I had it figured out a couple of times, but was always proven wrong.What disappointed me: I'm sort [...]

    7. I'm not sure I can explain the plot of this one. It gets complicated! Basically, a body is found that is identified as John Lowery, but records show he died in Vietnam forty years earlier! Dr Temperance Brennan must exhume the grave that everybody thought was John Lowery and take it to Hawaii for reanalysis, as they are obviously the bones of a different veteran. While in Hawaii, another body is found, which has John Lowery's dog tags on them! Who is who? Tied in with all of this are remains tha [...]

    8. The Queen of Unbelievable Coincidences strikes again. Seriously, why has no one with any influence over Kathy Reichs ever sat her down and explained that she can't keep forcing connections between cases that have no business being related? It takes away from an otherwise great series.In this one, Tempe starts out with a body in Canada, but heads back to the States (NC, of course) when the body is identified as a man who reportedly died during the Vietnam war. Then it's off to Hawaii for some Lin [...]

    9. I quite like the Temperance Brennan novels. I’ve read all of them and so far there had been only 1 that I really didn’t enjoy at all, which I think is a pretty good strike rate when there’s 12 novels to the series. Well unfortunately, my toll now stands at 2/13. I didn’t get into this book either.Like Brennan, Reichs herself is a forensic anthropologist and she always claims that she never writes a novel and puts Temperance in a medical situation that she herself hasn’t been in persona [...]

    10. This is my favorite Kathy Reichs book I've read to date. The plot was interesting and had several great twists and turns. More than that, I enjoyed reading about how POW/MIA remains are handles and identified.

    11. To keep this short -Tempe is back for her thirteenth book and I haven't been so intrigued about the victims for a very long time. It's a good thing to because this book is not full of Tempe's indecision about Ryan "leaving her" (although in my opinion, he gave her a chance to fight in the book before they break it off it is about the victims and their weaknesses that led to a chain reaction 40 years after Vietnam.Soldiers dead in Vietnam, a body found in Canada and a drug ring in Hawaii all come [...]

    12. i thought that this was finally going to be the book where something horrible doesn't happen to temperance brennan, but hahahahah! halfway through she is driven off a cliff into the ocean. THESE THINGS DO NOT HAPPEN TO PEOPLE EVERY YEAR OF THEIR LIVES. your husband doesn't get shot in the face one year and you don't get buried in a sewer tomb the next. bad things do not rain down on people like that. maybe your car breaks down and you can't afford to feed yourself, but you aren't being targeted [...]

    13. What I like about the series is the Montreal setting, where applicable, and the police procedural/forensic stuff. What I thoroughly disliked, enough to stop reading the series, was the way Temperance was always the center of any mystery, going alone into every lair of evildoers, being the motivation behind every nutcase's decision to start killing peopleI am glad I picked up this one. The Hawaii setting was interesting. There was still a lot of her personal life, but, for once, there was somethi [...]

    14. I'm a big fan of Kathy Reichs' books, of which Spider Bones is the most recent. In this outing, protagonist Temperance Brennan is asked to bring her forensic anthropology skills to bear when three different sets of remains are identified as belonging to the same man.Clearly, this is impossible.Brennan is whisked off to the military's Joint Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Command (JPAC), because the man in question, John Lowery, is cited as having died during the Vietnam war.Along the way, Bre [...]

    15. Ok I will admit its been some time since I have read a Kathy Reichs book and I had forgotten how twisted and interwound the plot can be - maybe a few years away from her work allowed me to forget this and enjoy the story style all over again - No it is not Bone its something wholly different and to me far more enjoyable for it. I wont comment on the book - if you want to know about it read the blurb as any more and I will give the plot away and that is for people far more eloquent and creative t [...]

    16. I have to admit, I've never read a Kathy Reichs book before this one. I'm a devout fan of the TV show "Bones", but once I learned there weren't too many similarities between the two, I just kinda forgot about them. Oh, I was so wrong! I absolutely devoured this in under 24 hours. The case was totally intriguing, and it was such an easy read. I really didn't fee lost at any moment, regardless of what I've missed in previous books. I think I may have to start making her a regular author of mine. F [...]

    17. This book reminds me of the old carny game of putting a pea under a cup and then moving the cups around while maintaining a distracting chatter. I spotted the "pea" early in the book and spent much of the rest of it wondering why the characters hadn't noticed it, too. Still, it's a good, exciting mystery well-worth a weekend read.

    18. Another fine entry in the Temperance Brennan series. And yay Andrew Ryan is back! I just love him as he cracks me up with his dry one-liners which so lighten the heavy mood. This time they are in Hawaii working on identifying POW/MIAs from Vietnam. I really like how this series blends reality with fiction giving just enough information to make things believable while staying in the story.

    19. DNF at page 40. I didn't read long enough to decide whether this book is good or bad, but I'm bored and I'm not willing to continue.

    20. While I was not initially completely enthralled with the topic, the story eventually gained momentum. I did enjoy the historical, medical and anthropological lessons in this one. The Ryan relationship, yea or nay, is ridiculously frustrating. But I love the series and remain a loyal fan! 3.5 Stars for this one.

    21. Spider Bones ist der 13. Roman von Kathy Reichs mit Temperance Brennan und Andrew Ryan. Obwohl ich auch die Fernsehserie Bones sehr mag, sind mir die Originalcharaktere der Bücher doch deutlich lieber.Der Plot von Spider Bones: Aus einem See in Quebec wird ein Toter gefischt, der sich offensichtlich beim Ausleben autoerotischer Praktiken selbst getötet hat. Über die Fingerabdrücke ergibt sich schnell eine Identizierung, der Tote ist John Lowery, auch Spider genannt (siehe Titel). Problem: Jo [...]

    22. Spider Bones is my first read for Kathy Reichs, the author behind the books that created the police/mystery TV series, Bones.I must say that the series were a lot more exciting than the book. While, I've seen others comment that Spider Bones is not Reich's best. I felt overall disappointed.The beginning put me off as I felt that Brennan – or the author or both, I couldn't tell - appeared to be showing off with her French. The novel begins in Quebec, where French is commonly used. But as a read [...]

    23. I was disappointed in this book. There were a few things annoyed me, a few things that completely confused me, and a few things that downright disgusted me.Confused: I couldn't keep track of who was alive, who was dead and who was buried where. Also, she lost me with the whole twin/chimera thing. Her explanation was so convoluted, I quit trying to read it because it was so "out there".Annoyed: the way Tempe secretly invited Ryan and his hateful drug-addict daughter Lily to come stay with her and [...]

    24. 1) Why must the publisher change the title in other countries? Can't they just give readers a bit more credit for not being dumb?2) Well, it's another entertaining novel, good for a relaxing read. The moral of the story is as ever: if you're invited to accompany Dr. Brennan while she travels somewhere as part of an investigation, DON'T. You will be put in danger, kidnapped, shot at, threatened with violence, etc. I'm amazed she hasn't run out of variants yet. The plot itself is nicely varied fro [...]

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