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The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell
The Bone Clocks
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One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking . . . The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly's... show more
One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking . . .

The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly's life from a scarred adolescence in Gravesend to old age on Ireland's Atlantic coast as Europe's oil supply dries up - a life not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality. For Holly Sykes - daughter, sister, mother, guardian - is also an unwitting player in a murderous feud played out in the shadows and margins of our world, and may prove to be its decisive weapon.

Metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality and chronicle of our self-devouring times, this kaleidoscopic novel crackles with the invention and wit that have made David Mitchell one of the most celebrated writers of his generation. Here is fiction at its most spellbinding and memorable best.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780340921609 (0340921609)
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
4.0 The Bone Clocks
This book was in the back row of one of my double-stacked book shelves. Out of sight, out of mind. I forgot I’d bought it some time ago (and paid extra for the prettiest cover), which is unfortunate, because Slade House would have made SO MUCH MORE SENSE from the start if I had read The Bone Clocks ...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
1.0 Epic waste of time.
This is a gimmick book, which in itself isn't a bad thing if there's a good story in there. Maybe there was a such thing in this, but unfortunately for me all that was buried under heaps of problems. The first ninety pages were a positive surprise. A man writing a fifteen-year-old girl in first pe...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
0.5 The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (DNF at 33%)
DNF at 33%, right after Hugo’s chapter. Many of my friends loved or at least liked this book. I just thought it was dull. In case you’re unaware, this book consists of a set of six novellas, loosely connected, all written in the present tense and first person by different POV characters. I got th...
Read With ME (207)
Read With ME (207) rated it
3.0 The Bone Clocks: A Novel
I have to admit I was a bit disappointed with this novel especially after all the positive reviews I've heard about both Cloud Atlas and David Mitchell as an author. I'm wondering if perhaps I picked the wrong book by Mitchell to read first, or if I would have been just as disappointed no matter wha...
Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it
1.0 The Bone Clocks: A Novel
I just can't anymore... DNF
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