Monday, April 20, 2009

Thoughts on BoneMan's Daughters

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I had a few scattered thoughts on the book that I didn't work into my review.

Firstly, there is a lot of violent images in the book. The violence itself is "off-stage" for the most part, but a reader who is quite sensitive should be aware of this. Dekker addresses this in a post on his blog, and it is worth reading.

Second, Dekker also has a heartfelt story on his blog regarding the inspiration behind this book.

For what it's worth, I was surprised by the editing mistakes I seemed to find throughout the book. They were mainly inconsistencies (six victims, then seven). For a "major" push, I would expect higher quality, because I don't go looking for those type of things. I also tried, for the first time, to use Google maps to follow one path the protaganist takes. I remember Brandilyn Collins blogging about carefully charting whether the moon would be full or not on a certain date mentioned in her book, as obsessive fans who really watch details would be sure to notice. I was just curious, but the directions the book give don't jive with the real life roads he uses. Interesting. Maybe Jason had too much time on his hands, but still...

Finally, a challenge. I found at least 5 times that a character is noted to be surprised or taken aback by a conversation by Dekker using the phrase, "He blinked." Every author has their pet phrase. Some I've noticed is the coppery taste of blood, others sensations tingling/dancing/trippping down the spine. Blinking is a Dekker trademark. See how many times you can find this!

Enough rambling by me, so leave a comment already!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read this one yet -- but really enjoyed Kiss. Am intrigued by this one.