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The Bone Clocks
The Bone Clocks
Author: David Mitchell
Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: a sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, vision...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400065677
ISBN-10: 1400065674
Publication Date: 9/9/2014
Pages: 640
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 141
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I made an honest effort to read this book, but closed it for good after less than 100 pages. Teen runaway Holly's story was interesting at first, but then the bad science fiction/dystopian/mystical/paranormal drivel took over, and it all became too modern, or post-modern, or too smugly literary, for my taste. The plot was often silly, as well as being contrived, murky, and confused. It was dragged down by symbolism that was no doubt intended to be deeply meaningful, but that I found opaque and overblown. This was my first book by Mitchell, and I won't be attempting another.
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Helpful Score: 1
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell follows the story of Holly Sykes from her rebellious teenage years into her old age and in the context of the role she unwittingly plays in a centuries old conflict. Some sections of the book read better then others, but overall, a bit of magic and fantasy combined with Holly's gritty life story make for a great read.

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