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Like Cathie Pelletier and Fannie Flagg, Lana Witt cuts a piece of American pie that is at once wonderfully exotic and absolutely irresistible. This brilliant debut, set in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, tells the riveting story of what happens to ancient friends and ancient enemies when strangers come to town.
Posted June 20, 2008
It has been about ten years since I stumbled upon this book and read it -- while on vacation with my family, grandparents and all. The laughter which kept erupting from me throughout the book created quite a stir. In time, that little masterpiece was passed around and all adults agreed that it was one of the best 'reads' they had come across in quite some time. A delightful surprise! What makes Dinosaur Bones such a rich and captivating novel is its unique cast of characters, all wonderfully sculpted into form by Witt's capable imagination. After a decade, I still find myself thinking of Gemma and her hilarious and irreverent attempts to provoke anxiety in her mother I delight in the memories of Gilman and his 'Welcome All!' approach to life. What perhaps can be said that will drive home the point that this book has something that each and every one of us can relate to is this: those characters, when combined into a novel, are quite like a family. We all have them: the nut-cases, the ones who drew the genetic short stick, the ones who believe they are commanded by God to dictate other folks' behaviors, etc. Just like a family, dysfunctional or not. Read it, and prepare for the laughter.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 3, 2008
This book was very fun to read and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I read this book when i was in the sixth grade for free time. I loved it. I got in trouble when the teacher found out the book had many swears. The book does not have anything to do with Dinosaur Bones but it is sort of a metaphor. This is a great love story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.