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The Farming of Bones

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I read this book twice, I couldn't get enough

I LOVE AMABELLE'S STRENGTH, LOVE AND DEDICATION TO THE ONES SHE LOVED. SHE DIDN'T GIVE UP ON FINDING SEBASTIEN, THE ONLY ONE SHE EVER LOVED. SHE DIDN'T WANT TO DIE, SHE WANTED TO LIVE FOR HER PARENTS AND SEBASTIEN. IN HAITI, I USED TO HEAR RUMORS ABOUT HOW HAITIANS W...
I LOVE AMABELLE'S STRENGTH, LOVE AND DEDICATION TO THE ONES SHE LOVED. SHE DIDN'T GIVE UP ON FINDING SEBASTIEN, THE ONLY ONE SHE EVER LOVED. SHE DIDN'T WANT TO DIE, SHE WANTED TO LIVE FOR HER PARENTS AND SEBASTIEN. IN HAITI, I USED TO HEAR RUMORS ABOUT HOW HAITIANS WERE TREATED IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BACK THEN, BUT I FINALLY BELIEVED. THIS BOOK TOOK ME TO A PLACE I'VE NEVER EVEN BEEN TO.

posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2001

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The Farming of Bones

The Farming of Bones was a book that I was very unsure about in several areas while I was reading it. I felt that the style of writing throughout the book was inconsistent. Sometimes it would be interesting, detailed, and easy to read, while other times it was unclear a...
The Farming of Bones was a book that I was very unsure about in several areas while I was reading it. I felt that the style of writing throughout the book was inconsistent. Sometimes it would be interesting, detailed, and easy to read, while other times it was unclear and lengthy with extemporaneous discriptions. The actual plot of The Farming of Bones was interesting, but it could not always be easily understood. For example, the ending; it was difficult to decipher whether Amabelle was cleansing herself in the river or committing suicide. It is understandable that maybe the author wanted an element of mystery, but it left the book without any closure.
I would not recommend The Farming of Bones to someone looking for a light, easy read. The book was complex and depressing; it was probably more appealing to someone who likes analysis and intricate themes.

posted by dcicero on November 7, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2007

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    Farming of Bones Amabelle Désir came to the Dominican Republic a few years, after her parents drowned trying to cross a river. She was found on the bank of that river, and Amabelle is adopted by a wealthy family who allows her to work for them as a servant.sleep she iswoken up every night by the nightmare of her parents drowning. she pairs up with Sebastien, a Haitian who works the cane fields that have ripped most of the skin on his black face, leaving him with scars. Sebastien lost his father in a hurricane, and he understands how Amabelle is sad. they promised each other they look forward to sharing life, trying to heal the scars of their past.When Trujillo orders the Massacre and a word--perejil --determines who lives and who dies. Amabelle and Sebastien are separated. Once she makes the dangerous journey back to Haiti, escaping both Trujillo's soldiers and ordinary Dominican citizens, Amabelle searches for Sebastien, hoping that he, like Saint Sebastian could have two deaths. The first one comes quick enough, so it's good to have another one as back up.

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