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Forensic Anthropologist vs. Pathologist
The article used to say anthropologist, but it was changed to pathologist. We studied this book in school and decided Anil is a forensic pathologist (analyzing cause of death), but the back of the book says otherwise. It says she is a forensic anthropologist. The two fields seem to overlap and perhaps the author made a mistake in giving her this job title, or people are confusing the two. Several website selling the book describe her as both. I believe since the back of the book says she's a forensic anthropologist it should be that way. No matter the case the article used to seperate the two terms (forensics and anthropology) but this job has its own article and is more specific, and should link to it. robev (talk) 21:11, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
- Edit: I noticed on page 17 she is referred to as a forensic pathologist, so it seems very inconsistent. robev (talk) 04:13, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Original research and other issues
I've just made an edit in response to the series of changes made without discussion or edit summaries on 4 December:
- Infobox information again reflects the first edition as called for in W:BOOKS.
- The succession boxes for the Governor General's Award and Giller prize have been restored.
- The Amazon link has been deleted per WP:EL.
- Following WP:MOS, I have changed some section headers.
- Some wikification has been done.
- Several passages were identified with page numbers. As no specific edition is indicated, citation requests have been applied.
To whoever is in charge, I think this heading should be renamed: "Settings and Contexts" rather. These points are not allusions. Allusions are not all-encompassing. These points are important and structurally grounded in the narrative. An allusion is more like a brief quote or reference. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 08:03, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Skeleton vs. Body
Introductory paragraph states that "the skeleton of a recently murdered man" was found as part of the plot. Recently murdered individuals most often leave behind a body, not a skeleton, as a skeleton is what is left after decomposition of the flesh. Readers of the book should clarify whether they find a skeleton or a body. If a skeleton, then the text should not read "recently murdered". Additionally, despite the main character's profession, it would probably be difficult to ascertain at the moment of discovery that the individual was murdered, especially if only a skeleton remains.