The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
A Novel

77%

68 Critic Reviews

One weak link, though, does not undo the novel. Mr Mitchell has conjured up multiple thrilling worlds, enough for the reader to get happily lost in.
-The Economist

Synopsis

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 | Winner of the World Fantasy Award
 
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“With The Bone Clocks, [David] Mitchell rises to meet and match the legacy of Cloud Atlas.”—Los Angeles Times

Following a terrible fight with her mother over her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and 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, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life.
 
For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics—and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly’s life, affecting all the people Holly loves—even the ones who are not yet born.
 
A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting on the war in Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list—all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder.
 
Rich with character and realms of possibility, The Bone Clocks is a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writer The Washington Post calls “the novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction.”
 
An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and a master prose stylist, David Mitchell has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clocks, crackles with invention and wit and sheer storytelling pleasure—it is fiction at its most spellbinding.

Praise for The Bone Clocks
 
“One of the most entertaining and thrilling novels I’ve read in a long time.”—Meg Wolitzer, NPR

“[Mitchell] writes with a furious intensity and slapped-awake vitality, with a delight in language and all the rabbit holes of experience.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Intensely compelling . . . fantastically witty . . . offers up a rich selection of domestic realism, gothic fantasy and apocalyptic speculation.”—The Washington Post
 
“[A] time-traveling, culture-crossing, genre-bending marvel of a novel.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
 
“Great fun . . . a tour de force . . . [Mitchell] channels his narrators with vivid expertise.”—San Francisco Chronicle


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About David Mitchell

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David Mitchell is the author of the international bestseller The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, named a best book of the year by Time, The Washington Post, Financial Times, The New Yorker, The Globe and Mail, and The New York Times; Black Swan Green, which was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by Time; Cloud Atlas, which was a Man Booker Prize finalist; Number9Dream, which was short-listed for the Man Booker as well as the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; and Ghostwritten, awarded the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best book by a writer under thirty-five and short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. Hailed as "the novelist who's shown us fiction's future" by The Washington Post, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2007. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
 
Published September 2, 2014 by Random House. 641 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Bone Clocks
All: 68 | Positive: 58 | Negative: 10

Kirkus

Excellent
on Jun 17 2014

If Thatcher’s 1984 is bleak, then get a load of what awaits us in 2030. Speculative, lyrical and unrelentingly dark—trademark Mitchell, in other words.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jun 02 2014

In the penultimate section, Marinus reveals the nature of the Script...and how Holly may be the key to a resolution...From gritty realism to far-out fantasy, each section has its own charm and surprises. With its wayward thoughts, chance meetings, and attention to detail, Mitchell's...novel is a thing of beauty.

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NY Times

Good
Reviewed by Pico Iyer on Aug 28 2014

Not every part across these 624 pages is fresh. But with Mitchell it’s the whole, the way he stitches the pieces together to make something greater than their sum, that makes the work unique...“The Bone Clocks” begins to suggest how a great writer “flirts with schizophrenia...to give us an astonishing ventriloquism that regularly expands our lives.

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NY Times

Above average
Reviewed by MICHIKO KAKUTANI on Aug 26 2014

But the plot — which seems to borrow from such disparate sources as “Minority Report,” “The Da Vinci Code,”...proves a creaky, jerry-built vehicle that devolves into lots of silly mumbo-jumbo. The resulting novel is simultaneously dazzling and hogtied, genuinely moving and sadly unconvincing.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Ursula K Le Guin on Sep 02 2014

For all the stuff and nonsense about escaping mortality by switching bodies and devouring souls, death is at the heart of this novel....Whatever prizes it wins or doesn't, The Bone Clocks will be a great success, and it deserves to be, because a great many people will enjoy reading it very much. It's a whopper of a story.

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NPR

Good
Reviewed by Maureen Corrigan on Sep 11 2014

As in "Cloud Atlas" and some of his lesser-known novels, Mitchell's new book, called "The Bone Clocks," is elaborately constructed, jumping around in time and narrative perspective.

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NPR

Good
Reviewed by Meg Wolitzer on Aug 28 2014

...for all the dystopia, and the mysticism, and the wild and clanging noise, and the flights of invention that have taken place in this extraordinary fun house of a novel, Mitchell's novel-writing rules allow him to retain his great sensitivity toward his main character from start to finish.

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Star Tribune

Above average
Reviewed by Harvey Freedenberg on Oct 14 2014

David Mitchell’s novel “The Bone Clocks,” one he has described as the latest installment in an “übernovel,” is a frequently entertaining, if flawed, work...There’s no shortage of ambition in this novel, and the strongest parts of this book are so good they almost allow us to forgive Mitchell his lapses...

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Financial Times

Good
Reviewed by Randy Boyagoda on Sep 05 2014

With The Bone Clocks he has brought off his most sinewy, fine and full book to date, a Möbius strip-tripping great novel that will reward bleary-eyed rereading until he writes his next one.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Sarah Rachel Egelman on Sep 19 2014

Mitchell successfully weaves together what at first seem like disparate strands of the story, so that all the relationships take on deeper and richer meaning by the conclusion...THE BONE CLOCKS is a mesmerizing, inventive and hefty novel.

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LA Times

Good
Reviewed by Carolyn Kellogg on Aug 28 2014

In "The Bone Clocks," interconnected lives stretch across time; human contact is both frightening and vital. This novel electrifyingly unites Mitchell's fictions into one universe while telling the story of Holly...

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Globe and Mail

Below average
Reviewed by Michael Hingston on Sep 05 2014

Any nascent emotional stakes among the regular people are all but discarded as soon as one of Mitchell’s immortals, consistently the least interesting characters in a very large cast, arrives on the scene. For all of the novel’s talk about souls, humanity is in relatively short supply.

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AV Club

Good
Reviewed by Noah Cruickshank on Sep 02 2014

Although Cloud Atlas will most likely be Mitchell’s most beloved book by the end of his career (and has the highest chance of entering the literary canon), The Bone Clocks will hopefully be the book that fans pass on to their friends and family, their voices a little hushed as they say, “Read this one—I think it’s better.”

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The Economist

Above average
on Aug 30 2014

One weak link, though, does not undo the novel. Mr Mitchell has conjured up multiple thrilling worlds, enough for the reader to get happily lost in.

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National Post arts

Excellent
Reviewed by Zsuzsi Gartner on Sep 05 2014

Reading David Mitchell, beyond the obvious narrative delights, is like having that breath blowing across the back of your neck, discovering a mystic birthmark or opening wide your inner eye.

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The Washington Post

Above average
Reviewed by Ron Charles on Aug 26 2014

It’s another story entirely, another example of Mitchell’s boundless dexterity. By this point, some of these characters are familiar and beloved, which makes their increasingly lawless era all the more terrifying.

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The Independent

Above average
Reviewed by leyla sanai on Sep 07 2014

...Mitchell’s observations of people are so astute, his characterisation so complex, his dialogue so sparkling, that the plunge into the supernatural feels as if your best friend just told you she believes in fairies...The weakest section concerns the fight between good and evil.

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Christian Science Monitor

Above average
Reviewed by Yvonne Zipp on Sep 16 2014

“The Bone Clocks,” which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, chews through the years and the miles, spanning 1984 to 2043, as it follows the life of Holly Sykes...To get hung up on the fifth section’s flaws would be to ignore hundreds of pages of ambitiously creative work...

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The Bookbag

Excellent
Reviewed by Ani Johnson on Sep 03 2014

The Bone Clocks is an easy read and wonderful for many reasons... He scatters little enticing breadcrumbs among the biographies that bleed into each other and we follow like the answer-hungry readers he's turned us into...Yes, there are some fantasy aspects to it but more subtle than most fantasy, making it more compelling...

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Washington Independent Review of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Carrie Callaghan on Sep 02 2014

This is a novel easily enjoyed without knowledge of any of Mitchell’s earlier books, a testament to his tremendous storytelling. (Remarkable for a man who claims to bore his friends when he talks.) Each twist of this story is gripping, even when the characters’ trails do not lead toward the novel’s resolution.

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Dallas News

Above average
Reviewed by Jenny Shank on Sep 06 2014

...takes readers on a similar global, time-spanning ride, switching perspectives six times but always picking up the story of Holly Sykes...It’s a complicated story, but the force that drives the plot is simple: the love of parents for their children, which has been the same for centuries, and shows every sign of continuing.

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USA Today

Above average
Reviewed by Kevin Nance on Aug 31 2014

The best of its many virtues is the fact that each of its several primary characters — including Holly Sykes...is given the full Mitchell character-establishing treatment...it is far from a direct trip from Point A to Point Z. But when they arrive at the end, I predict with confidence that many readers will want to begin the journey all over again.

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Tor

Above average
Reviewed by Niall Alexander on Sep 03 2014

An exquisite exploration of the beauty and the tragedy of mortality, The Bone Clocks is a soaring supernatural sextet split into sections carefully arranged around the novel’s initial narrator...The Bone Clocks is not necessarily as grand and bombastic as that last, but it is intimate, and ambitious—and, by the by, brilliant.

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Express

Good
Reviewed by Caroline Jowett on Sep 05 2014

It is intellectually rigorous and stunningly imaginative...This is not a book to read in a hurry or you'll lose your thread...It is a rich and dense, inventive and witty thriller which, if you enjoyed Cloud Atlas and Mitchell's other works will leave you completely spellbound.

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Express

Excellent
Reviewed by Virginia Blackburn on Aug 31 2014

He has created an epic that extends from that 1980s beginning to the middle of the 21st century as Europe’s oil supply is drying up and China is the dominant power, while a strange and otherworldly battle is raging overhead.

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Denver Post

Above average
Reviewed by Ron Charles on Sep 07 2014

Like "Cloud Atlas," one of Mitchell's earlier novels shortlisted for the Booker, "The Bone Clocks" presents a curio cabinet of apparently disparate stories...This new novel offers up a rich selection of domestic realism, gothic fantasy and apocalyptic speculation...

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Slate

Below average
Reviewed by David Plotz on Sep 02 2014

...The Bone Clocks falls apart in the same way all supernatural and horror stories fall apart: It shows the monster, and once it shows the monster, everything becomes less sinister, and more ludicrous...Mitchell has written a book about immortality that mimics immortality itself. It feels like it takes forever.

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Lincoln Journal Star

Above average
Reviewed by Greg Walklin on Oct 12 2014

As opposed to the six self-contained stories in "Cloud Atlas," "The Bone Clocks" attempts to trace a single story through the ages and locations of the world, fitting them together in a somewhat more conventional arc. But the result feels far too thick and digressive to maintain momentum.

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Jacksonville.com

Above average
Reviewed by Anne Payne on Oct 23 2014

It isn’t difficult reading, but demands a willingness to jump onto the magical mystery train and trust the conductor...If you are open to a long strange literary trip but either never opened “Cloud Atlas” or gave it up as too much trouble, consider trying the more accessible “The Bone Clocks.”

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The Miami Herald

Good
Reviewed by Connie Ogle on Sep 05 2014

Part fantasy, part thriller, all literary marvel, David Mitchell’s ambitious, mind-bending new novel defies genre. The Bone Clocks stretches the boundaries of time, space and immortality and further extends the literary maze of the author’s overlapping fictional worlds.

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Chicago Tribune

Below average
Reviewed by SAM WORLEY on Sep 12 2014

You recognize that; it's the time we're living in. This is perhaps a reason the book is such a surprising bummer...Mitchell offers a bloated, scattershot collection of novellas...maybe the information overload of this book will illuminate some later work. Taken as a single volume, though, it registers simply as overload.

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Times Dispatch

Above average
Reviewed by Mike Fischer on Sep 27 2014

We may each just be bone clocks, ticking down toward death. But characters like Holly remind us that we live on through our stories — and that how we tell them as well as who they touch will inevitably shape the stories to come.

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The Rumpus

Above average
Reviewed by Woody Brown on Sep 08 2014

The novel’s oppressively bleak vision of the world to come is finally sort of redeemed by a deus ex machina that shatters the consistency of the byzantine magical order...The characters’ personal experiences are tied ham-fistedly with global events in a way that feels unfair to both the characters and to the global events...

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Paste

Above average
Reviewed by Evan MacQuarrie on Oct 07 2014

The latest venture into the David Mitchell universe hits all the sweet spots readers have come to expect. Motifs that juggle time and the soul, tie-ins with his previous novels and a dash of the fantastic fill these pages. Once again, Mitchell showcases his talent for seeing the temporal landscape from above...

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Entertainment Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Madison Vain on Sep 19 2014

... you should know that what awaits here is very intricate and tightly woven. It demands attention but never feels like work, because it is, largely, not a “serious” piece of literature. Rather, it is a fun, enjoyable, and wild piece of literature that I highly, highly recommend.

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South China Morning Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Bron Sibree on Sep 06 2014

But once you venture into the world of his sixth novel, The Bone Clocks - and the vast labyrinth concealed within - you won't want to leave. When you finally do, you won't see our contemporary world in quite the same way again...Read it and weep. Read it and marvel. Whatever you do, just read it.

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'Bout Books

Above average
Reviewed by Ronald A. Rowe on Sep 26 2014

If you enjoyed Cloud Atlas you will probably find similar satisfaction in The Bone Clocks. Otherwise, you should be prepared for a heaping helping of strangeness and more than a fair amount of pretension...The Bone Clocks demands your full attention and should not be picked up as a light read.

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io9

Above average
Reviewed by Charlie Jane Anders on Oct 04 2014

And the mythos in Bone Clocks is incredibly well sketched-out, and both clever and deceptively simple...And Mitchell also does a fantastic job of creating urgency and keeping you on the edge of your seat just as well as any thriller...The Bone Clocks is both an adventure and a mind-expanding device.

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Lit Reactor

Above average
Reviewed by Joshua Chaplinsky on Sep 10 2014

...this is not a patchwork novel. It is a cohesive whole. One that will have you racing ahead to see what happens next, but also flipping back to reread as you discover new connections...This is a story about the future as much as anything else. Not just the future of the characters, but the future of the environment, society, and of all mankind.

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Herald Scotland

Above average
Reviewed by Mark Smith on Sep 19 2014

It is only when Mitchell explains the mysteries and...hands the reader a road map, that the novel becomes less satisfying...Unengaging as this section is, it cannot completely undermine The Bone Clocks because, at its best, it is ambitious, elegant and thoughtful. Particularly good are Mitchell's contemplations on ageing and mortality.

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Strange Horizons

Good
Reviewed by James Smythe on Sep 10 2014

To lay out my own thoughts before I begin: this is a spectacular novel. Again returning to the fractured, fragmented structure of Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas...It's possibly the year's best fantasy novel...It's a sprawling tale of one person's life, and all of the ups and downs that go along with it. It's beautifully written.

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Arts Fuse

Above average
Reviewed by Clea Simon on Oct 10 2014

Clearly, the agent is wrong, and we’re supposed to laugh knowingly at his lack of imagination. But Mitchell doesn’t make it easy, and while The Bone Clocks is compulsively readable, there are too many parts of this book that can only be called lazy.

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Three Guys One Book

Above average
Reviewed by James Costa on Sep 10 2014

The Bone Clocks has moments where the pages just fly by...and others where you can feel the second feature of the clock going tick, tock, tick, tock. Chapters one through four are the speed chapters and the last two truly take you out of the novel’s comfort zone...Don’t get me wrong, this novel is beautifully written...

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India Today

Good
Reviewed by Samit Basu on Oct 22 2014

It's a fantasy novel rich enough to rival the best of writers like Lev Grossman...grand enough in scale and complexity to be comparable with the works of Alan Moore....is sharp, unapologetically complicated, self-aware, pacy and often really funny, especially in the bits where Mitchell savagely and lovingly rips the literary world apart.

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National Post arts

Good
Reviewed by Zsuzsi Gartner on Sep 05 2014

Reading David Mitchell, beyond the obvious narrative delights, is like having that breath blowing across the back of your neck, discovering a mystic birthmark or opening wide your inner eye.

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http://skrishnasbooks.com

Good
Reviewed by Swapna Krishna on Sep 24 2014

Composed of six interconnected novellas revolving around one character, The Bone Clocks is an intricately constructed and fascinating story with many different elements and well-developed characters. Though it can drag at times, it’s worth persevering through for how well Mitchell brings it together at the end.

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Before It's News

Excellent
Reviewed by Ellen Fritz on Oct 09 2014

Spanning a time period of about fifty-nine years, The Bone Clocks is a captivating and highly stimulating read...For an engaging read with tons of action, brilliant characters, and a completely captivating storyline, I recommend The Bone Clocks as an absolute must-read!

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Readings

Good
Reviewed by Samuel Zifchak on Aug 25 2014

...Mitchell has created in The Bone Clocks a tale that sizzles with life and, in this reviewer’s opinion, possibly outstrips its predecessor... I think it would be safe to say that The Bone Clocks has something for everyone.

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Raging Biblioholism

Excellent
Reviewed by Drew on Aug 14 2014

He delivers an action-packed spec-fic adventure, the sort of thing that would ostensibly be the big final-act set piece, then leapfrogs forward one more time to a point twenty further years down the line...Astonishingly, he has captured life itself...Simply, a masterpiece.

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Fantasy Faction

Good
Reviewed by Nick Clark on Nov 15 2014

n spite of the disappointing wrap-up, The Bone Clocks is undoubtedly a novel that demonstrates an author at the peak of his creative powers. Mitchell’s wielding of language is a constant delight...Mitchell’s sixth novel feels refined, confident, and consistent...All of which makes The Bone Clocks an utter joy to devour...

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Literary Treats

Good
Reviewed by Jaclyn on Sep 04 2014

Still, overall, a beautiful, fantastic story. I love David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten, number9dream and Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet...The Bone Clocks, by many accounts, is his most ambitious yet, and in true David Mitchell form, he pulls it off with flair.

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Fantasy Book Critic

Above average
Reviewed by Liviu Suciu on Sep 11 2014

Arguably the most anticipated novel of the year for me, "The Bone Clocks" fell considerably short of my expectations while having enough goodies to be a very good book and worth reading...Overall, The Bone Clocks is very ambitious and has enough goodies to be a very good book and worth reading...

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Bookmunch

Good
Reviewed by Jim Dempsey on Sep 10 2014

The prose is as gratifying and exact...and his expertise in shifting voice and genres is as remarkable as ever...The mix of genres and voices will...provoke discussion about preferred characters and which bits can best be skipped over. But once you’ve read all the stories it really is difficult to pick out a favourite,

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Bite the Book

Good
Reviewed by Jon Page on Jun 27 2014

The climax to the novel tests the limits of your belief but in David Mitchell you trust. And just when you think the story may have reached too far past the incredible Mitchell brings you back to a compelling and evocative conclusion. David Mitchell fans will absolutely love this book and it will definitely create new ones too.

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Boston Bibliophile

Good
Reviewed by Marie Cloutier on Oct 05 2014

For me this book was good escapism. Sometimes it was confusing...And sometimes I questioned the import of those long Holly-less passages. But I loved the characters and wanted to see how it would all turn out. I'd definitely recommend literary and science fiction readers try it.

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Reviewed by Emily Temple on Sep 03 2014

His sixth novel, The Bone Clocks...is both an enchanting romp and his most ambitious work by far — but it’s not his best. That said, you should really read it anyway...This novel is pure pleasure to read: it’s funny, it’s bizarre...

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The Book Lover's Boudoir

Excellent
Reviewed by pamelascott30 on Oct 31 2014

Metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality and chronicle of our self-devouring times...I loved The Bone Clocks, absolutely loved it...I enjoyed everything about it. I liked how The Bone Clocks was part coming of age story part fantasy part god knows what. The Bone Clocks is one of my reads of the year.

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The Speculative Scotsman

Above average
Reviewed by Niall Alexander on Sep 19 2014

An exquisite exploration of the beauty and the tragedy of mortality, The Bone Clocks is a soaring supernatural sextet split into sections carefully arranged around the novel's initial narrator...It's an extraordinary story, all told, yet it isn't perfect...

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http://www.dawn.com

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Reviewed by Mahvesh Murad on Sep 21 2014

The Bone Clocks is about Holly Sykes, yes, but it is also about a larger macrocosm, a world greater than ours yet hidden within ours, a world to which Mitchell leads us with breadcrumbs sprinkled skillfully through Holly’s life...suspend your disbelief and just go with Mitchell. He has a great deal in store for his readers.

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Musings of a Literary Dilettante's Blog

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Reviewed by musingsofaliterarydilettante on Oct 17 2014

There’s no doubting Mitchell’s storytelling ability. His narratives rollick along with three dimensional characters and intricate plotting. It’s all very entertaining...I enjoyed The Bone Clocks immensely, and I admire Mitchell’s writing. His legion of fans will love it.

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MBTB's Mystery Book Blog

Good
Reviewed by BARBARA TOM on Nov 09 2014

Mitchell has once again created a turmoil of styles, voices, and tones...There needs to be applause for Mitchell’s writing (with not a cliché in sight), his willingness to be a different sort of storyteller, his intelligence in presenting diverse topics, and his ability to be absolutely riveting. He is an extraordinary literary acrobat.

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Reviewed by Scott William Foley on Nov 16 2014

...The Bone Clocks is every bit as imaginative as Cloud Atlas, and, I’m happy to share, far more accessible. In fact, The Bone Clocks engaged my heart and mind immediately...Mitchell has given us the best of literature – an expertly written story that offers insight into the human soul while regaling us with a tale that enlivens the imagination.

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Biblioklept

Above average
Reviewed by Edwin Turner on Oct 19 2014

The Bone Clocks is just okay. It fills space, it fills time. But unlike Mitchell’s previous stronger novels—Black Swan Green and Cloud Atlas in particular—The Bone Clocks fills without nourishing...The Bone Clocks is not a bad book—but it’s never more than the sum of its parts, and it’s not exactly clear what those parts add up to.

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A Novel Approach

Above average
Reviewed by A Novel Approach on Oct 07 2014

...The Bone Clocks, is another genre-bending, time-travelling, sprawling epic from the author of Cloud Atlas...The Bone Clocks is a much tighter, much more controlled narrative. Each of the six stories here relates directly to Holly Sykes, whether through her family or through people she comes into contact with...

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The Indextrious Reader Blog

Good
Reviewed by Melwyk on Sep 02 2014

This is the first Mitchell I've read. I enjoyed it during the process of reading, but on reflection, I keep thinking of things that irritate me in retrospect. So I'd give it a well-worth-reading...If you already like David Mitchell...then you will likely really enjoy this one too.

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Reviewed by Joanne P on Oct 26 2014

For the fans of his literary prose, he puts on a superb performance...I have great respect for Mitchell’s inimitable command of the written word, his psychological insight and storytelling ambition on display in The Bone Clocks. It doesn’t have the resonance of Cloud Atlas, but it is highly entertaining nonetheless.

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http://indianexpress.com

Above average
Reviewed by Yamini Lohia on Oct 24 2014

The Bone Clocks is a giddy, freewheeling, genre-switching literary confection by itself, part young adult fantasy and part aching meditation on mortality...If only Mitchell were less distracted by the razzle-dazzle...The Bone Clocks could have been the crowning glory of his glorious career.

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Reviewed by KevinfromCanada on Oct 30 2014

As I said at the start, definitely some weaknesses for this reader — but the good parts were more than strong enough to offset them... With winter (and time for thoughtful reading) coming on, I would not hesitate to recommend it.

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