The Bone Clocks (Large Print / Hardcover)

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My first encounter with David Mitchell’s work involved Cloud Atlas, a burst appendix, a flippant surgeon, and a near death experience. Alas, I live to tell the tale of Mitchell’s brilliance, and The Bone Clocks is nothing short of that. In characteristic fashion, Mitchell weaves a narrative that flits from story to story, year to year, brain to brain. Also, in characteristic fashion, Mitchell’s story hinges on character development in the midst of ever-changing socially and psychologically fascinating situations. Expect the usual cleverness, humor, and interconnectedness (you’ll notice characters recurring from previous novels). Expect also a departure from the world you think you understand, and find yourself inside a world that Mitchell manipulates in truly creative and bizarrely satisfying ways.

Joel

My first encounter with David Mitchell’s work involved Cloud Atlas, a burst appendix, a flippant surgeon, and a near death experience. Alas, I live to tell the tale of Mitchell’s brilliance, and The Bone Clocks is nothing short of that. In characteristic fashion, Mitchell weaves a narrative that flits from story to story, year to year, brain to brain. Also, in characteristic fashion, Mitchell’s story hinges on character development in the midst of ever-changing socially and psychologically fascinating situations. Expect the usual cleverness, humor, and interconnectedness (you’ll notice characters recurring from previous novels). Expect also a departure from the world you think you understand, and find yourself inside a world that Mitchell manipulates in truly creative and bizarrely satisfying ways.

Joel

September 2014 Indie Next List


“Once again, Mitchell's inventiveness and imagination prove to be nothing short of genius. He combines dark fantasy, boldly original prose, and finely drawn characters who will keep the reader riveted from Holly Sykes' initial angst-ridden teen thought to the very last, hopeful sentence. Mitchell proves once again that he is a writer of no equal when it comes to the invention of language, place, and time, taking the reader to the edge of both the real and the imagined as if he were guiding you personally by the hand. I will not have to persuade anyone into enjoying The Bone Clocks!”
— Javier Ramirez, City Lit, Chicago, IL

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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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781410476012
ISBN-10: 1410476014
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: February 11th, 2015
Pages: 829
Language: English