Book Reviews of Rule of the Bone

Rule of the Bone
Rule of the Bone
Author: Russell Banks
ISBN-13: 9780060927240
ISBN-10: 0060927240
Publication Date: 5/8/1996
Pages: 390
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Russell Banks' incredibly powerful, vivid writing has been one of the great literary discoveries of my life. This novel has been compared favorably to other "coming of age" classics like "Catcher in the Rye" and "Huckleberry Finn" and I definitely agree that it holds it's own with those great books. This is the story of Bone and his tumultuous puberty as he struggles with parental abuse, drug addiction and homelessness. Sounds like a downer, no? Not at all. Bone's strength and character and quirky charm make you want to share every step of his journey with him. By the time you close this book, you'll be very glad you met Bone. You'll also never forget him.
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Easy read about youth, poverty, drugs and street life.
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An excellent story, compelling character development and moving plot. The main character is versatile and fluidly changing, as he encounters a believable, but far form ordinary experiences.
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This was an amazing book. Very easy to read and engaging. Excellent.
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Rule Number One: Don't talk about Fight Club.