jamiebowen0306 (jamiebowen0306) wrote,

I finished "206 Bones" by Kathy Reichs

I'm not altogether sure about this series. They are become more and more like the Patricia Cornwall books, and that irritates me. I really don't like those books.

In this book Temperence Brennan has to help work out who the murderer of some old age pensioners are, while trying to date (as in age) some bodies in a lake (are they a family who crashed from a plan for in an old boats) and manage some testy relations in the Quebec Coroners' Office (the old manager has gone and the staff are dealing with a new boss with a different style).

So why is this book like a Patricia Cornwall book? Well setting aside the whole forensic link, if you look at Cornwall's more recent books, Scarpetta has an increasing number of enemies as the series progresses. This trend has started here, and it's starting to irritate me. Why do authors assume that a strong female role has to have someone to actively "do them down?" Life isn't like that and their books don't have to be either.

The book is standard Reichs fair but the "us against them" feel to the book irritated me some.
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