Bone _________________________________________August 17th, 2004 - tuesday___



August 17th, 2004 - tuesday

I finally had a chance to sit down and finish reading the Bone saga. I loved it all, but what I loved most about the end of the story was the emphasis on the characters. Of course, there is plenty of amazing action and exciting sequences that will make you forget you're turning the pages at a rapid rate, but it is the last stretch, where you spend your final moments with the characters, that struck me the hardest. The last bits reminded me of what I loved most about Bone - the quieter moments where the characters dealt with regular daily events. This is where the story always shined, and I felt incredibly sad, nearly on the verge of tears, that I wouldn't be seeing them all walking around, bickering at each other, getting in and out of trouble, like I have grown used to them doing over the years. There is, of course, some comfort knowing that they're out there somewhere, still doing the same thing.

Jeff Smith has completed the greatest fantasy graphic novel of all time, and I think all of us kids sitting around the campfire should cheer. Go pick up all the Bone books, kids. This is a story to treasure for many, many years.

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