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The Chimes - Anna Smaill
The Chimes
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A mind-expanding literary debut composed of memory, music and imagination.A boy stands on the roadside on his way to London, alone in the rain. No memories, beyond what he can hold in his hands at any given moment. No directions, as written words have long since been forbidden. No parents - just... show more
A mind-expanding literary debut composed of memory, music and imagination.A boy stands on the roadside on his way to London, alone in the rain. No memories, beyond what he can hold in his hands at any given moment. No directions, as written words have long since been forbidden. No parents - just a melody that tugs at him, a thread to follow. A song that says if he can just
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ISBN: 9781444794533
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Pages no: 289
Edition language: English
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0
Interesting concept but I'm not sure that the story worked, at least it didn't for me. I think it would have worked better as a different world it felt a bit strained and shoehorned in. The story involves a world where a musical instrument destroys memories every day, it also kills birds and this is...
Book Haunt
Book Haunt rated it
3.0 The Chimes by Anna Smaill
Young orphan, Simon Wythern, leaves the farm he grew up on and heads to London carrying only his memory bag. In his memory bag are the items which contain the memories that he wants to hold onto, all the bits of the life he’s led thus far. You see, in Simon’s world, the only memories people retain...
Figgy O'Connell
Figgy O'Connell rated it
4.0 The Chimes
The Chimes starts off slow, heavy.At first, you find yourself wondering if you’re perhaps too tired to grasp the concepts, to see what’s going on, to understand the words before you. Maybe you need a little while after the last book you read, maybe you’re rushing it.You’ve been thrown into this worl...
Liz Loves Books.Com.
Liz Loves Books.Com. rated it
4.0 The Chimes - Will reward perserverance.
Publication Date: Febuary 12th From Sceptre. Source: Bookbridgr The Chimes is set in a reimagined London, in a world where people cannot form new memories, and the written word has been forbidden and destroyed. In the absence of both memory and writing is music. In a world where the past is a my...
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it
3.0 The Chimes
I have not reviewed a book like this for a long time. By that I mean commenting it and analysing it like I would books when I was at University. For that I could give this book 5 / 5 stars, because I have truly missed doing that. It is not perfect and I would suggest it is not particularly written w...
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