Rule of the Bone

Rule of the Bone

A Novel

Book - 1995
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Written in the tradition of such classics as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Catcher in the Rye, Banks' astonishing new novel tells the story of a homeless youth living on the edge of society--a lost boy who maps the cruel world that surrounds him with motherwit, humor, and appalling honesty. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060172756
0060172754
Characteristics: viii, 390 p. ; 20 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Sep 20, 2014

Possibly one of the best coming-of-age stories ever written, Rule of the Bone follows the life of Chappie, a young homeless teenager growing up in upstate New York worried about his developing 'criminal mentality'. He meets a father figure and mentor in I-Man, an illegal immigrant from Jamaica in America and proceeds to follow him to Jamaica where life really gets out of hand. An amazing adventure.

JasmineAurora Jul 20, 2012

I did not enjoy this book very much. I read the Catcher in the Rye immediately after and liked it so much more. So much shenanigans happens and it was unnecessary. I didn't understand Chappie which was the ultimate problem.

Maybea Jun 22, 2012

My absolute favourite book of all time.

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tauseef365
Mar 03, 2012

For anyone who was disappointed by The Catcher in the Rye, this book will make up for those wasted hours of your life that you will never get back. It alternates between the banal life of a disaffected troubled teenager, and an almost fable-like tale that is very satisfying.

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Kendall
Oct 13, 2009

My favourite book of all time. I've read it about 4 times since I discovered it a few months ago, and I am reading it again. I LOVE THSI BOOK ISAFOASHFOASHFOIHASHFIOASIHOF

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nicoleedmonds
Sep 22, 2009

amazing book

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blue_wolf_2277 Jul 05, 2013

Coarse Language: F-word a-word

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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blue_wolf_2277 Jul 05, 2013

Life is great,but not when you mess up.
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