A Reader's Diary

Friday, March 24, 2006

Mistakes in books; Review of Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs

Mistakes in books are a pet peeve of mine. I'm currently reading Robert J. Sawyer's Hybrids (Book 3 in the Neanderthal Parallax trilogy), and a character in the book states that she is listening to "The Woman in Me" on Shania Twain's "Come on Over" CD. Another song is mentioned too. Both are from the "Woman in Me" CD (hence the title!). Mistakes like that are so annoying, they make me want to be an editor so I can catch these things before they go to print.


Today's review:

Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs (forensic-mystery-thriller)

Summary: Dr. Brennan believes the skeletons of three girls found in the basement of a Montreal pizza parlor are the fairly recent victims of a killer, but she has a hard time convincing Claudel that they aren't 19th century archaeological material. As usual, it seems someone doesn't want her digging into this case. Meanwhile, her relationship with Ryan is on the rocks and an emotionally unstable friend drops in for a visit.

My thoughts: Not to give away any plot spoilers, but the subject of the novel ties in with a case recently in the news again. The Ryan problem was a bit predictable, and the thing with Tempre's friend was a bit odd, but the great climax to the story more than made up for it. Another great addition to this series.

With all the movies being made out of books these days, it's also nice to see TV series also being developed from book series; "Bones" is a great show based (somewhat loosely) on Kathy Reichs' Tempe Brennan novels.

~Happy reading!


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