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The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks: A Novel - David Mitchell

Reading David Mitchell’s Slade House a couple months ago sent me back to the library to find a copy of The Bone Clocks to learn more about the strange world of the Deep Stream and the Shaded Way and people who leapfrog through time. Unfortunately, reading The Bone Clocks was a long exercise in frustration. Slade House was a wonderful example of literary horror, but The Bone Clocks makes me think that Mitchell should take more of a lesson from genre writers about narrator selection and pacing before he writes another literary/genre book. Because I enjoyed Cloud Atlas and Slade House so very much, hope strung me along through the entire 600+ pages of The Bone Clocks; I kept waiting and waiting for the book to get good...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type.