I'm claiming credit for this one even though I didn't finish it. I got more than halfway through it before deciding it wasn't worth investing any more time in. I suspect Reichs's writing gets better as she progresses through the 20+ book series, but in the first installment of the inspiration for TV's Bones the author is trying too hard--to be funny and clever. My favorite aspect of the novel and character is the clear feminism and gender consciousness.
The Temperance Brennan of the book series works in Montréal, is the divorced mother of a college student, and 200 pages it shows no signs of having an aspy personality, being an atheist, and is definitely not a vegetarian. Other than the forensic stuff, there's nothing particularly compelling or distinguishing about her as a crime novel protagonist. Please tell me if the situation improves throughout the series!