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  • Posted March 16, 2010

    If you liked Peace Like a River or Evensong you will appreciate Mark Spragg's books.

    Mark Spragg's latest book, Bone Fire, continues the story of Griff started in An Unfinished Life. I suggest you start with An Unfinished Life first or the sequel will be confusing. Bone Fire picks up with Griff dropping out of college to take care of her grandfather Einar who has become ill. Griff has become an artist, using pottery as her medium. This was one of my favorite parts of the book. Her art sounds amazing, very unique, and is so thoroughly described I could almost see it.

    Many characters from An Unfinished Life make appearances and they are as human, gritty, and loving as before. I have a real weakness for Mark Spragg's western characters. The plot is fast-paced and interesting, but sometimes jumbled up a bit. The frantic pace can detract from Spragg's real talent of drawing out his characters and the landscape.

    I enjoyed Bone Fire. I didn't think it was as good as An Unfinished Life, but it was nice to see where the characters had gone with their lives. If you liked Peace Like a River or Evensong you will appreciate Mark Spragg's books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Another Literary Gem From Mark Spragg

    There are many ways to enjoy Bone Fire: For new readers of Spargg's work, this is a lovely introduction to his rich prose and deeply drawn characters within a plot that runs as quickly as a spring brook. I envy the new reader meeting Einer, McEban, Griff, Jean and Paul for the first time within this story full of Spragg's crystal clear imagery of the modern western landscape. Enjoy!

    For myself and the many other fans of Spargg's books, (Where Rivers Change Direction, The Fruit of Stone, and An Unfinished Life,) we can settle in and be entranced by this new chapter of characters grown dear to us, and painted in full color with Spragg's lyrical writing. I can get lost in the prose like a spiritual acolyte having their first moment of Being - I just want to linger within the moment of the language, possibly forever. But the unhurried plot begs me to turn page after page to travel with these beautiful, damaged, perfect characters once more.

    Bone Fire has inspired me to re-read Spragg's other books once again as first chapters to this current story - yet a third way to enjoy the book. I feel fortunate to have them all in my library, and look forward to future books whether we follow these characters or new ones. I highly recommend them all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    I enjoyed this book. The characters were well drawn and engagin

    I enjoyed this book. The characters were well drawn and engaging, thoroughly human and dealing with real human conflicts. The writing is simple, understated, and powerful. I've read all of Mr. Spragg's books, and I'm looking forward to the next. Where Rivers Change Direction is one of my favorite all time favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Nightstar

    *drags in an elephant* let them wonder.

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