Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan #1)
Rarely has a debut crime novel inspired such widespread excitement. A born storyteller, Dr. Kathy Reichs walks in the steps of her heroine, Dr. Temperance Brennan. She spends her days in the autopsy suite, the courtroom, the crime...more
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I am a fan of the tv show 'Bones', which is based on this series of books, so I was excited to start. There are some major differences between the tv and the book versions of the main character, which was a transition for me, but I ended up l...more
1. I am not a "mystery person." Therefore my review might be biased because of that.
2. This book is nothing like the TV show "Bones" unless you count the main character's name and profession.
Okay, now... This book was an okay read. I felt the only character that was complete was Tempe. I felt like the other people in the story were interesting only if Tempe paid much attention to them in her thoughts, which is how this story is filtered. I liked the plot, overall. I am a little...more
I love forensics stories with a good plot & this one has that, BUT I just can’t get involved with the book’s “Tempe” because she’s sooooo...more
I haven't been to Montreal, but the descriptions seemed nicely atmospheric. Lots of descriptions of the dead bodies and what was done to them, so...more
Ci�� che non mi ha convinto �� che i personaggi (compresa la protagonista) non brillano in astuzia, non hanno trovate geniali e ispirazioni che ti aspetti nei protagonisti di un thriller. Da brava telespettatrice di CSI & co. si...more
The plot deals with a serial murderer--and having interned with a mystery editor that didn't really like serial murders, I kind of have that distaste for these plots too. That it is more likely that it's someone that the victim knew and has a real motive to kill that person...more
In many ways Kathy Reich's books remind me of Patricia Cornwell's. Or perhaps I should say Patricia Cornwell's remind me of Kathy Reich's, seeing as KR first began writing in the forensic's genre before PC did, add to that a the fac...more
Honestly, the characters in the book are much more real and interesting. I've learned some things about Montreal, picked up...more
I worked at a library when this book came out and customers raved about it all the time. I wasn't sure I'd want to read something about bones and murders, so I didn't pick it up until now, but then I read all 400+ pages in two days. It's a great read and a fantastic crime novel. As a warning - the main character is a forensic anthropologist and she gets called in to investigate murder cases with very decomposed human remains, which makes the book fascinating, but it means that some scenes are ex...more
Now I procured the Brennan novels as e-books because I remembered that I liked them and hence was all "ok, gimme all of 'em, they're good".
But reading this *now* is very disappointing. I could ignore the lengthy travel guide part...more
The novel is peppered with expletives in both English and French and paints a far different picture of Quebec to that which one imagines-this is no genteel Canada.
Unlike the slick techno detection work of the serial, t...more
Die Arbeit eines forensischen Anthropologen richtet sich nicht nach Bürozeiten. Mitten in den Vorbereitungen zu einem Kurzurlaub wird Temperance Brennan in Montreal zu einer Baustelle gerufen. Dort wurden in einem Gestrüpp Knochen gefunden. Was zunächst nach den Resten eines aufgelassenen Friedhofs klingt, entpuppt sich als grauenvoll zugerichtete Leiche einer jungen Frau. Während der Untersuchung erinnert sich Tempe an einen weiteren Fall, bei dem ein Jahr zuvor ähnliche Verstümmelungen...more
I'll admit it took me a while to get into this one. Not because it started off slow and surely not because I didn't like the main character. It just happened that the more I read and the more the personality of Tempe Brennan came to light over the course of the book the more I enjoyed it.
This is a good solid mystery. I enjoy forensic types of books. I'm a fan of Robin Co...more
that was not, actually, one of the many similes this book is drowning in, but it may as well have been. some real examples:
"In my mind’s eye I could see her standing at a pay phone, scanning her surroundings, her eyes never resting, broadcasting fear like Radio Free Europe."
"She was thin as soup in a homeless shelter"
"For the third time in as many days I saw daybreak, an event I embrace as eagerly as Joe Montana welcomes an all-out blitz."
This is the series which was the inspiration for the Bones television show. The books are very different, instead of a single super intelligent person who is socially awkward, the book has a mom who is divorced and actually uses her ability to read people to figure out the case. She has to call experts to get information about the bones. It was a good book, probably will not read the rest only because I am not a fan of the main character being stalked while the people she...more
Now, I'd already been poking around her website, so I knew that there was a difference between the show and the books. She even says she thinks of them as TV Tempe and Book Tempe. What I was surprised by the was the ext...more
Granted, I like the TV show Bones so I kind of expected the book to be like the show. I really did like the science/anatomy parts of the story because it was a way that made science more interesti...more
When I first started reading this book, I did not like it at all. It was really hard for me to wa...more
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