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Publisher Description

LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
September 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
608
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hodder & Stoughton
SIZE
6.2
MB

Customer Reviews

C9u19 ,

Great plot, great characters, a bit too much made up language

This is a story of good against evil. It follows the life of Holly Sykes from childhood- where she first encounters the sinister 'anchorites'- to adult where she helps the well-intentioned 'horologists' to save the world from their evil intentions.
The plot is cleverly written and spans several decades of Holly's life from the 1970s to the 2040s, and centuries past as it becomes clear some of her companions and their enemies have lived for hundreds of years. The dialogue used attempts, and succeeds to some extent, to describe the language of the anchorites and horologists, and life in the future but the sheer amount of made up language makes some reading heavy going.

JD the 2nd ,

Fabulous

I found this book engrossing, I read it first many years ago, and re-reading it was like a reunion with an old friend. To allude to a minor theme in the book, I found incidents and moments within which were like treasured memories. It is a fantastical, futuristic, apocalyptic but ultimately optimistic detective story. I really enjoyed it, again. Thank you David Mitchell, I am looking forward to doing the same with Ghostwritten.

Supasy ,

Superb

A joy to read from beginning to end. Expertly written. Highly recommended

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