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.
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BREAKING NEWS: This book was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Awards (click poetry tab), Canada's top literary prize.
I'm not sure I can top Kate's inscription in my copy "some pulp, some porn, some poetry" as a review for her stylistic story poem. I think I've said here before that I like my theater experimental, but my literature linear. Despite my literary laziness I didn't find Fieldnotes difficult to stick with. I was taken in right away with a screenplay element that starts immediately--as in, begins on the inside cover.
With poetry, it's often easier to get a grip if you can see/hear it read by the author. Thanks to YouTube, here's your chance with FaF: