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The Bone People - Community Reviews back

by Keri Hulme
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
bookshelves: books-with-a-passport, published-1984, booker-winner, winter-20112012, new-zealand, paper-read, bedside, tbr-busting-2012 Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Gift from laura Read from January 11 to March 02, 2012 Opening - He walks down the street. The asphalt reels by him.It is all silenc...
La Conteuse
La Conteuse rated it 8 years ago
Okay. How do I start this. Uhm. I got this book from my English teacher, he was like "Hey, I have a feeling you'd like this, why don't you take it home over the summer?" And I was like well okay why not.Maybe the brief summary my teacher gave me will help you understand my feelings about this book a...
Laine Cunningham
Laine Cunningham rated it 8 years ago
After I got used to how the author handled the dialog and internal monolog, I really fell into the world she'd created. I was as fascinated by the boy as the primary character. I felt like I was there, in that world, looking through the protagonist's eyes. This is a real triumph for any author. I WI...
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it 9 years ago
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 10 years ago
Opening - He walks down the street. The asphalt reels by him.It is all silence.The silence is music.He is a singer.The people passing smile and shake their heads.He holds a hand out to them.They open their hands like flowers, shyly.He smiles with them.The light is blinding: he loves the light.They a...
coffee & ink
coffee & ink rated it 11 years ago
Gorgeous language, compelling and complicated characters.
Kwoomac rated it 13 years ago
beautiful story which takes place in New Zealand. Poetically written.
Kiwiria rated it 16 years ago
I read this 7 years ago and really liked it, but couldn't remember much of it, so I wanted to read it again. Honestly, I'm not too sure what I think of it now. It's a fascinating story, but at the same time rather depressing, and the ending is... well, is not an ending. A lot of threads are left dan...
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