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Different Bones


I started reading Kathy Reichs’ Bones series of books not long after they started coming out. The protagonist is Dr Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist who works out of both Charlotte, North Carolina and Montreal, Quebec, and uses her skills to uncover killers. Quite entertaining and with a relatively strong thread of real science (Reichs herself is an experienced forensic anthropologist) although I’ve given up following them closely. Despite the science, my credulity can only stretch so far to see the scientist continually stray out of the lab and into the direct path of whatever killer is responsible.

Recently, I have been watching some episodes of Bones (2005-2017), a TV series based on the same character. Mind you, that is ‘based’ in the loosest sense; the main character shares a name and a job title and everything else is different. Often entertaining but even further out beyond the land of realism.

It is like having two skeletons and the only thing they have in common is being made of bone!

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