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Bones: The Official Companion Paperback – October 16, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (October 16, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845765397
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845765392
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #318,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The coolest crime drama on air." - TV Guide"

About the Author

Paul Ruditis is an experienced writer of TV companions, having previously penned official guides to such shows as Prison Break, Alias, Charmed and Sabrina The Teenage Witch as well as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. He has also written novelisations of Charmed and Sabrina, and authored several successful Young Adult fiction titles. He lives and works in Burbank, California.

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Paul Ruditis has written over 30 books based some of the best shows on TV, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, The West Wing, Alias, and Prison Break. While he continues to work on these media tie-ins, he has also focused a great deal of attention on his own original fiction, including his teen series DRAMA! and the Simon Pulse Romantic Comedy Love, Hollywood Style. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

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I also like the actors portrayal of the the books characters.
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I was expecting a paperback book with maybe a few full color photos.
C. Martin
For anyone who is a fan of the TV shows Bones, this book is a must.
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66 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Nikki S. VINE VOICE on November 1, 2007
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This book is of excellent quality and really fun to look at! The pages are very colorful and include tons of photographs and forensic definitions / facts!

The book starts with a foreward by Kathy Reichs, an introduction by Hart Hanson (exec producer), then another section on the inspiration for the show and how it was developed.

This is all followed by an episode guide which takes up most of the pages of the book, but it is not your typical episode guide. In addition to the plot summary (which includes key facts as to how the case is solved), it details who wrote each episode, who the guest stars were, information about filming and location, definitions of forensic terms used in the episode, dialogue clips, and even a listing of music and artists that were featured in each episode.

Mixed in amongst the episode listings are a few pages with detailed information (titled "Research Files" in the table of contents) on the following subjects: Victim Identification, The Angelator, Insect Activity & Soil Analysis, X-Rays, Practical Experimentation, and Identifying Foreign Matter.

Following the episode guide are character profiles, with about four pages of photos and information for each character (including both Dr. Goodman from Season 1 and Cam from Season 2). These are followed by "Behind the Scenes" pages titled "Gross Anatomy: Special Effects Makeup: Creating the Dead Bodies" and "Getting Under the Skin: The Science of Bones."

I was REALLY impressed by this book, especially for the price. I would expect it to go for at least $20, maybe even $30. (The cover price is $14.95 though Amazon is currently selling it for a little more than $10). Its fantastic and makes a great gift for Bones fans!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By C. Martin on December 20, 2007
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I just received this in the mail today. It is a Christmas gift for my daughter, who loves Bones. I was expecting a paperback book with maybe a few full color photos. What I got was an ENTIRE book in full color. The quality is excellent. The pictures are wonderful. She is going to have a fit. The book is organized into episodes, with a summary, glossary of terms and list of music used in the episode. The book also contains character profiles and science information. This book surpassed my expectations and it is going to turn out to be her favorite gift, I am sure. You won't be disappointed.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Carlyann Kent on November 21, 2007
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This book has made my year. I am in love with Bones and this just adds to the obsession-It comes with all the songs in each episode so you could add it to your library. The pictures are to die for and the review of each episode is excellent and doesn't forget anything.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 19, 2008
Format: Paperback
For me, "Bones" is something of a guilty pleasure. It may not have the cachet of the critically acclaimed TV shows, but I've never been one for letting critics make up my mind for me.

As a longtime fan of Kathy Reichs/Temperance Brennan novels, when I heard about the show, I had to check it out. It really has little connection to the series of novels--a well written and always riveting read-- beyond the fact that both share a character called Temperance Brennan who is a forensic anthropologist who helps solve crimes. The Temperance of the books is very much Kathy Reichs herself--even sharing the split jobs in Quebec (forensic anthropologist with the central coronor) and North Carolina (forensic anthropologist profesor). The book Temperance is older, divorced with a grown daughter, an ex-husband with whom she has a great relationship and sometimes conflicted feelings for--and an on-again/off-again lover she works with on cases when in Quebec.

The TV Temperance is younger, works in a fictional "Smithsonian-esque"
Washington DC institution, and helps out the FBI, with her quasi partner, FBI agent Seely Booth.

Not being a purist about such things, the dichotomized Brennan didn't bother me. I was very early on captivated by the off beat humor of the TV show. Serious, yet not, the television show has an entirely different feel than the books. The TV Temperance is a writer, who writes books about "Kathy Reichs"---a guffaw inducing wink at the source material and executive producer of the show, Reich herself. She has a staff of quirky characters and an interesting chemistry with Seely.

The "Official Companion" is a colorful look inside the TV program.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on November 25, 2007
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This is the one book that every Bones fan should have. It covers all of the episodes. I have it and I have read it from cover to cover several times.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By June Birkbeck on February 27, 2008
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For anyone who is a fan of the TV shows Bones, this book is a must. There are lots of little anecdotes about the actors as well as information on each of the season one and season two episodes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. O'Malley on February 20, 2008
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Overall I really liked this book. Its well laid out with great glossy pictures. It had quite a lot of info on the various episodes but I thought it would be a longer bigger book. Still its worth getting for fans of the show.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DJ'sDad on March 19, 2010
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What a buy!! Very high quality, well put together. Great price, excellent delivery time.
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