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Salvage the Bones

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Beautiful novel

I wrote a longer review for this book on my nook before accidently clicking away from the screen and losing it, so I'm not going to re-write the long review this book truly deserves. Instead, to keep it short and sweet, I'll just say this book is beautiful, the characte...
I wrote a longer review for this book on my nook before accidently clicking away from the screen and losing it, so I'm not going to re-write the long review this book truly deserves. Instead, to keep it short and sweet, I'll just say this book is beautiful, the characters exceptional, the plot tense but slow enough to savor, and the climax equal parts distressing and hopeful. I finished this book several days ago (read it in one sitting) and it has still stuck with me so do yourself a favor and read this book.

posted by AuroraDora on November 26, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

21 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

The writing is well done - no equivocations there.  Jesmyn Ward

The writing is well done - no equivocations there.  Jesmyn Ward is masterful in her storytelling.  

BUT, if you, like me, cannot stomach stories in which bad things happen to dogs, do not read this book.  Aside from the dog fighting, if I never hear another story about...
The writing is well done - no equivocations there.  Jesmyn Ward is masterful in her storytelling.  

BUT, if you, like me, cannot stomach stories in which bad things happen to dogs, do not read this book.  Aside from the dog fighting, if I never hear another story about the dogs that people failed to adequately care for during Katrina, I'd be glad for it.  Maybe it's the state of the world, but I prefer my fiction without sad and mistreated dogs.      

posted by jm248 on January 4, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Plot spoilers

    This book must have been about a book report because 98% of the so called reviews read like school book reports. Bn, when are you ever going to do something to these ppl that constantly ruin books for other readers by revealing every detail of the book? It is rude and inconsiderate. They should be fined, and banned and their posts deleted.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2012

    Even with the load of Southern Cultural Steretypes, this book is

    Even with the load of Southern Cultural Steretypes, this book is uninteresting.

    Poor southern family. Black alcoholic father. Non-married pregnant daughter. Can't we Southerners get a break and have a book deal with a balanced reality? After Hurricane Katrina I would venture to say that everyone in the U.S. with a television knows Hurricanes are deadly. People along the Gulf coast know this as their reality. However, this family is clueless, thanks to that alcoholic father. Well, he had to be drunk to leave the family in peril If you want to read a book that will make you want to go to a therapist afterward, this one is for you. You get dragged down with the southern sluggishness of lives town apart.

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    The story did not appeal to me at all. It was on the list for ou

    The story did not appeal to me at all. It was on the list for our book club to read and after several of us read it (early) it was then taken off the list and another book substituted in. Just was not our "cup of tea".

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Jas

    Who reads this book babys

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    smh didn't finish

    This was dreadful. I was reading it robotically trying to finish for my book club. On page 134 I gave up. The book is only 200 pages and I hadn't yet gotten to the point.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    Gloom and doom

    Too much dysfunction to suit me. I couldn't really care about any of the characters. Did not read beyond 100 pages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

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