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The Bone Clocks: A Novel
The Bone Clocks A Novel
Author: David Mitchell
The New York Times bestseller by the author of Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize | Named One of the Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, and O: The Oprah Magazine | A New York Times Notable Book | An American Library Association Notable Book —   — Named to more than 20 year-end best of lists, including — ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780812976823
ISBN-10: 0812976827
Publication Date: 6/16/2015
Pages: 656
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 105
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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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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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