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Bone, Vol. 1 by Jeff Smith
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Dec 08, 07

bookshelves: graphic-novels
Recommended for: especially dull eight-year-olds
Read in December, 2007

People I love think this is a friggin masterpiece, and I love them less for it now.

I picked up the first volume of Bone because I'd heard it had such amazing comic timing, a great storyline and relatively solid artwork. No one mentioned that the dialogue reads as though it were written by a fifth grader, the humor is predictable and the story is so threadbare and uninteresting I began making up my own story for the panels. And to say that the artwork is well done is like saying the dreamcatcher hanging from my niece's rearview mirror is well done -- not inaccurate, but jeezus do I have higher standards for art.
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Sicarius Noctis You have read only the first book...?

The first few are nowhere near as good as the later ones, IMHO. The last books are quite... dark.


Ethan Winston I understand why you dislike this book but you do NOT have to be so..... so.......
lets just say "rude" (however rude dose not begin to cover it) You should really just try saying that you didn't like this book because of (blank). I bet you could make a book as good as this you heartless B******!


Ethan Winston (not)


message 4: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Bragg Hate to burst your bubble but this is a scholastic book do it IS written for a fifth grader.


message 5: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Bragg Not that it's wrong for an adult to read it but you should not base your opinion off of what you expected it to be when it is a one inch comic that you get at the book fair


message 6: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Bragg Not that it's wrong for an adult to read it but you should not base your opinion off of what you expected it to be when it is a one inch comic that you get at the book fair


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