David Mitchell by David Mitchell
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“The Bone Clocks” unfolds chronologically, and a protagonist, Holly, anchors the narrative. But it quickly becomes clear that “The Bone Clocks” is the latest piece of a much larger story, a tapestry that weaves together threads from his previous books, and probably lays the groundwork for future novels.
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David Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life.

As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details:

• the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP (‘Flat Roofed Pub’)

• the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm

• why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink

• the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds

• the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide

• how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica

• trying to pretend he isn’t a total **** at Robert Webb’s wedding

• that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it

• why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday

• that he’s not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think

 

About David Mitchell

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David Mitchell was born in 1969 and his first novel, GHOSTWRITTEN, was published by Sceptre in 1999 and won the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. His second novel, NUMBER9DREAM (2001) was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He was chosen as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists 2003. His latest novel is entitled, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. He has also written Black Swan Green and Cloud Atlas, which was made into a major motion picture film in 2012.
 
Published October 11, 2012 by HarperCollins. 337 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Alexandra Alter on Aug 24 2014

“The Bone Clocks” unfolds chronologically, and a protagonist, Holly, anchors the narrative. But it quickly becomes clear that “The Bone Clocks” is the latest piece of a much larger story, a tapestry that weaves together threads from his previous books, and probably lays the groundwork for future novels.

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