Sunday, March 07, 2010

Reader's Diary #588- Jeff Smith: Bone 7, Ghost Circles

Seven books into this series and it's getting increasingly difficult to think of anything else to say. I'm as impressed as ever with Jeff Smith's writing and artwork and my kids can't get enough.

I appreciate that though the story is drawing near its conclusion Smith continues to add creative new touches to the fictional world he's created, including the titular ghost circles, which are admittedly a little difficult to grasp; invisible (except to Thorn) pockets of supernatural evil that would snuff out your existence should you inadvertently wander into one.

It's also becoming bleaker and increasingly more violent. If the series started this way, I'd probably not have started it with my kids given their young ages. As it is, I'm pushing through to the end. They'd disown me if I quit on them at this point.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

How are the kids enjoying the bleakness and violence? I would suspect they rather enjoy it.

John Mutford said...

Barbara: Pretty much, yes.

Michael said...

John, as you know I have finished all of the books in the Bone series, and I too noticed that as the end got near there was more violence, but as a kid, I wasn't that bad... there is far worst stuff out there.