As with many of my novels, the notion for Bone was borne of a sense of outrage - - this time over the sorry state of affairs in a country as wealthy as the United States where so many impoverished, mentally ill people are forced to live on the streets. I had my setting; being a mystery writer, I naturally had to have a mystery, as well as a corpse or two. I did more research on this novel, on amnesia as well as the milieu of the homeless in New York City, than for any other. The opening scene came to me almost at once, but the rest came very gradually; I was halfway through the first draft before I even discovered where Bone came from, and what he did.
Most excellent book. George should re-release this one!!!! Sep 2, 1999
I am surprised this hasn't been made into a movie. Maybe George was ahead of his time. But this book makes you think, had me on the edge of my seat. This is a great book for anyone. I highly suggest this to anyone who can read. I wish I were a movie director, I would do this and it would be a great movie. One to ponder over after the movie is through.
Should be a Spielberg movie. Apr 1, 1997
I found this book better than others of Chesbro's...almost seemed like it was written by someone else. Knowing that a lot of good books are turned into movies, I could imagine Nick Nolte playing the lead and I could see and smell the subways...chilling! I think, in the hands of a master, this could be an exceptional movie. A real thriller