Bone Music - Christopher Rice

It’s been a few days since I finished reading Bone Music. Normally I like to take a few days to think about what I read and gather my thoughts. By doing this I hope to put everything into more logical English. However, with this book, I’m still struggling with how I feel about it.

Bone Music - Christopher Rice

As I said last week in my Twist of Faith review I’ve been loving anything mystery, detective or thriller recently, so possibly that’s why I’m so confused because I’ve read so much of the same thing?

Anyway onto the book. I enjoyed reading it. The character of Charley was a good all-around character. She was relatable because who doesn’t wish sometimes that they can leave everything behind and start again? The rest of the characters I didn’t really have a strong reaction to.

Bone Music - Christopher Rice

If the book contained any mystery I didn’t find it. The small part of murder mystery didn’t really add much. It came in midway through the book and quickly solved and concluded before the reader had any time to invest. Then it was solved and the story finished before you invest in it. The storyline still kept me interested because I wanted to know what was going to happen next but there was also the element of not caring because there was nothing in there that pushed the story forward. It felt almost like an action film with lots happening but very little story pulling all the pieces together. You just keep watching because you want to know the ending. But the ending is probably what you thought it was going to be in the first place.

Bone Music - Christopher Rice

As I said earlier the whole thing left me confused, I can’t tell if I liked the book. I enjoyed reading it but didn’t have any strong feelings, either way, other than that.

Have you ever came away from reading a book feeling like this? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to know what book and why, if; unlike me, you can figure out your thoughts.

16 Thoughts on “Bone Music – Christopher Rice”

  • Hmm it doesn’t sound like it had much of an impact on you. I haven’t read it but it’s always disappointing when a book leaves you feeling so flat.

    • Not really, no. I think if I hadn’t written the post about it when I did I would have got back to it and had no idea what to write.
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

  • Ah I hate feeling like this after reading a book. At least you can say you enjoyed reading it though, even if you can’t decide what you think of the storylines.

    • Very true, it would have been worse if I hadn’t enjoyed it. I think I would have given it up if I had!
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

    • Definitely! Like everything books are down to personal taste.
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

    • It was a shame. But I feel at least I finished it! It is the first in a series so maybe the second one would answer the questions I have
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

    • I should read more classic novels. Not just because of that, just because it would be really interesting. It’s just finding the right ones for me
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

  • It sounds like your feelings about this book are pretty mixed. Although you liked the character Charley the mystery part was lacking which is a shame.

    • Yeah, it was a weird experience. I’ve not found that before after reading a book. It was interesting trying to sort through my feelings, however.
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

  • What a shame! I don’t often feel disappointed by books that I’ve read, but it does happen occasionally and it feels like a bit of a waste of time.

    • I don’t ever feel like reading anything is a waste of time 🙂 even if I don’t like something or it’s confused me as this book did. I’ve still learnt something and it’s made me think in a way I might not have if I didn’t read it. It’s why I’m often so against giving up on a book I don’t like.
      Thanks for reading
      Menna x

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