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The Bone Clocks Hardcover – 2 Sep 2014
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A globe-trotting, mind-bending, hair-raising triumph. (Guardian)
He is funny, hip and full of life. Which other writer could match his witty elision of fiction and science, of sense and nonsense? This beautiful explosion of adventurous ideas may well take him, finally, beyond the Booker shortlist. (The Times)
If only real life were as elegant and generally encouraging as a Mitchell novel! He writes with scintillating verve and abundance. (Daily Telegraph)
Every page fizzes with energy and humour. Wildly imaginative and truly magical, this is a big, chunky feast of a book. (Sunday Mirror)
Intellectually rigorous and stunningly imaginative . . . a rich and dense, inventive and witty thriller which, if you enjoyed Cloud Atlas and Mitchell's other works will leave you completely spellbound (Daily Express)
Dazzling. (New York Times)
Dazzling . . . Mitchell's heavy arsenal of talents is showcased in these pages: his symphonic imagination; his ventriloquist's ability to channel the voices of myriad characters from different time zones and cultures; his intuitive understanding of children and knack for capturing their solemnity and humor; and his ear for language - its rhythms, sounds and inflections. (Michiko Kakutani New York Times)
For its experimentation, humour, hybrid energy, and sheer narrative pleasure, The Bone Clocks compels admiration. (Evening Standard)
No one, clearly, has ever told Mitchell that the novel is dead. He writes with a furious intensity and slapped-awake vitality, with a delight in language and all the rabbit holes of experience (New York Times Book Review)
Mitchell's mesmerizing saga is evidence of the power of story to transport us, and even to stop time entirely. (Vanity Fair)
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So, on the upside: pretty interesting mix of facts and paranormal. Well developed characters, with lots of background and sideway stories to help you understand them better. Great writing, with ample construction of phrases yet still easy to read.
On the downside: broken rhythm, with parallel stories that take a lot of patience to go through and make sense of, since the main plot is abandoned for what feels like half of the book, put together. Hard to tell who is the main character in the end: everyone tells the story in 1st person, and we have so many details about each of their pasts, that I'm not quite sure if we can really say Holly is at the middle of it all; she doesn't even show up for several chapters in a row. Oh, and what's with that ending? I could've easily lived without the last chapters; I was expecting a lot more to happen after the big battle... this was just disappointing.
So yes, mixed feelings. Still gets 4 stars because in the end, I remember mostly the good parts, and those I really liked :)
The problem with this book isn't the fantasy elements, it is a lack of time or inclination to keep polishing the manuscript into a book. The publishers and many of the professional reviewers who raved about this (while clearly not reading much of the book) should be ashamed at their shoddy efforts.
I hated it when we got to the James Bond fantasy choot-out: it was just peurile. As for the last chapters portraying a post-apocalyptic world in the west of Ireland - forget it. Skip those chapters as it is all over anyway.
Can't recommend highly enough.