Slade House – David Mitchell

Slade House - David MitchellAn imaginative story about soul vampires who lust for immortality. Parts of this book are similar to The Bone Clocks, but the story is much shorter, more like a novella.

Amy notes: David reads so voraciously that I rarely get to say this: I read this book before him!

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The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

TThe Bone Clocks by David Mitchellhis is the best book I have read in the last 6 months. Mitchell creates an epic story, from 1984 to 2043 with intersecting story lines. The first 2/3 sets the stage for the final 1/3, a fantastical story of psychic power, a form of immortality and a cracking conflict between the good guys and the villains. The future turns out to be very dystopian (but not post-apocalyptic). Overall, fantastic story telling. This is my favourite Mitchell book, definitely better than Cloud Atlas which I also loved.

(Amy notes: I’m pretty sure that I’m the one who introduced David to this very fine author!)