The Bone Clocks

by David Mitchell

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LoveReading View on The Bone Clocks

This is a big story on a huge canvas.  If you are a David Mitchell fan then you are in for a treat.  If new to him then be prepared to be blown away.  It is a metaphysical thriller, a morality tale, a complicated book that twists and turns through time.  There are many chapters on reincarnated people who are killed in early childhood and thereafter are occupied by a person who already has centuries of knowledge – in other words they are ‘super human’; some good, some bad.  They have influenced the past and are now influencing the Chinese, Russian and Arab races.  The worlds’ future looks bleak.  We see it through the life of an extraordinary woman.  This is superb. ~ Sarah Broadhurst


Longlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Bone Clocks Synopsis

Run away, one drowsy summer's afternoon, with Holly Sykes: wayward teenager, broken-hearted rebel and unwitting pawn in a titanic, hidden conflict. Over six decades, the consequences of a moment's impulse unfold, drawing an ordinary woman into a world far beyond her imagining. And as life in the near future turns perilous, the pledge she made to a stranger may become the key to her family's survival ...

The Good Book Guide Review

In a series of six seemingly separate stories, Mitchell moves through time and space from southern England in the eighties to the west coast of Ireland in the middle of the 21st century, via the Alps, Iceland, and Australia, meeting many memorable characters on the way. Returning characters and time-shifts have become part and parcel of Mitchell’s oeuvre. There is Crispin Hershey, a bitter and twisted novelist, as well as an old favourite, Dr Marinus. Here the central character is Holly, whom we meet at various stages in her life, from runaway teenager to fretting grandmother, and whose links with another world are far too complex to explain here!

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ISBN: 9780340921623
Publication date: 18/06/2015
Publisher: Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780340921609
Publication date: 02/09/2014
Publisher: Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340921623
Publication date: 18th June 2015
Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Sceptre an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 640 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About David Mitchell

Born in 1969, David Mitchell grew up in Worcestershire. After graduating from Kent University, he taught English in Japan, where he wrote his first novel, Ghostwritten. Published in 1999, it was awarded the Mail on Sunday John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, number9dream, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and in 2003, David Mitchell was selected as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. His third novel, Cloud Atlas, was shortlisted for six awards including the Man Booker Prize, and adapted for film in 2012. It ...

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