The Bone is Pointed Paperback – Sep 14 1998
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On a deeper level, Upfield presents a political and social critique of the English treatment of Aboriginals in the first half of the 20th century. For the 1940's, Upfield even broaching this topic was radical. Detective fiction provided a way to support civil and social rights for aboriginals in a time when such acts were not accepted. Bony presents a character who combines seemingly "the best of both worlds": a civilized, intelligent, and humorous man who understands the reasons behind both the English treatment of the Aboriginals and the Aboriginals resulting feelings. This book is not only an excellent mystery but also a wonderful look at an often ignored group of people.
The reader is able to view the sharp wit and good-natured humor of the detecive. The detective is almost suggested to be mad, or stubbornly insane, because it seems like he is trying to find a needle in haystack. In is only in the end, when we see through the eyes of the detective, when we are able to agree on the intelligence and creativity of the characters, especially the detective himself. The local inhabitants are keeping their own secrets, so the reader is forced to think of ways to hurdle obstacles. Upfield is in his glory, writing his best and demonstrating his clever ideas and wit.
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Upfield's detective hero is Napolean Bonaparte, and the first line of the novel is "History repeats itself! Read morePublished on March 27 2002
The Bone is Pointed operates - and operates well - on at least two levels simultaneously. First it functions as a highly successful detective novel. Read morePublished on March 7 2002 by Amazon Customer
Arthur W. Upfield's beautifully crafted protagonist, Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte unravels another mystery, this time exploring the Australian outback. Read morePublished on March 4 2002
The Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte series spans 29 books written across almost 40 years; this, the sixth entry, was written in 1938. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2001 by A. Ross
It's worth a read! My first contact with protagonist Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, motivates me to read more of Arthur Upfield's literary output. Read morePublished on June 7 1999