A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

138: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith

Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith (Canada) - (US)
Bone, Vol. 1

Pages: 138
Ages: 9+
Finished: Jun. 7, 2011
First Published: 1991, 1992 (2005, colourized)
Publisher: Scholastic
Genre: children, graphic novel, fantasy, humour
Rating: 5/5

First sentence:

Still no sign of the townspeople.

Acquired: Purchased a new copy from an online retailer.

Reason for Reading: One of my goals this year is to finally read this series!  So, here I go!

Volume One of the Bone series was everything I had hoped it would be.  This has been on my must read list ever since Scholastic came out with the colourized editions, so that would make it six years of getting around to it.  Happy to say I was not disappointed.  The characters are adorable.  The writing is funny, even witty, and an interesting journey has begun with a bad guy after one of our heroes for unknown reasons at this point.

The Bone cousins, Phoney, Fone and Smiley have been run out of Boneville, crossed the desert, get lost in the mountains and are separated.  We follow Fone Bone, who I believe is our hero, as he is certainly the most likable of the three, as he finds a valley and meets the people and creatures there while he searches for his missing cousins.  So far my favourite characters are Fone, of course, Ted the bug, Gran'ma Ben and the Red Dragon.  Sometimes when one has heard nothing but praise for a book (or series) over the years, once you actually get to reading it yourself there is a bit of a letdown.  I'm pleased to say that Bone, from the start, has lived up to it's expectations.  Can't wait to start reading Vol. 2.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad you finally are reading this series! It is a lot of fun. :)