Salvage the Bones
Publish date: August 30th 2011
Pages no: 261
Edition language: English
Ugh. What a disappointment. I read this book for my reading challenge thinking it was going to be good, considering it was a winner of the National Book Award but, thought the narrative was interesting enough to keep me reading, I hated the main protagonist from page one. She was childish, selfish...
Salvage the Bones is about a family living in Mississippi in 2005 as Katrina is getting ready to hit. The focus is on Esch being pregnant, her brothers, dog fighting, her alcoholic that sometimes there father and the impending hurricane in the Gulf. The kids mother died giving birth to the youngest ...
My main issue with this book is the almost glorification of dog fighting. I cannot comprehend where the honor she speaks of in her interview is in it. You are allowing an animal whom you share a bond with almost like family be injured even quite possible killed... for what? "Honor"Let's be clear. Th...
The characters in this book lived for me. I was frightened for them, by them and felt incredible pain for them. Extraordinary passages that build and build like the coming hurricane. Stayed up way to late reading it to the end.
This was not an easy story to read, but still a worthwhile read.The story is pretty raw and I had to skip over the chapter that described in too much detail (for me any way) the pitbull fight because it was just too painful for me to read.