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The Bone Clocks

por David Mitchell

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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, 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 from occupied 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.… (mais)
  1. 121
    Cloud Atlas por David Mitchell (jody)
    jody: Has that same clever connectivity that makes mitchells books so intriguing.
  2. 91
    American Gods por Neil Gaiman (sturlington)
    sturlington: The Bone Clocks reminded me strongly of Neil Gaiman and David Mitchell has said that Gaiman was an influence.
  3. 81
    The Ocean at the End of the Lane por Neil Gaiman (vwinsloe)
    vwinsloe: Similar tone. Fantasy.
  4. 41
    1Q84 por Haruki Murakami (suniru)
  5. 30
    TransAtlantic por Colum McCann (zhejw)
    zhejw: Both books explore human connections made across multiple generations and across oceans while ultimately concluding in Ireland.
  6. 20
    The Book of Strange New Things por Michel Faber (hairball)
    hairball: The world falls apart...
  7. 20
    Neverwhere por Neil Gaiman (MsMaryAnn)
  8. 32
    Foucault's Pendulum por Umberto Eco (Tanya-dogearedcopy)
  9. 10
    The Luminaries por Eleanor Catton (shurikt)
    shurikt: Fascinating character studies, and just enough (possibly) supernatural activity to bend genre.
  10. 10
    The End of Mr. Y por Scarlett Thomas (jonathankws)
  11. 00
    California por Edan Lepucki (BookshelfMonstrosity)
  12. 14
    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children por Ransom Riggs (vwinsloe)
    vwinsloe: Similar plot points.
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Read this because a co-worker HIGHLY recommended this to me. If he had not shown such enthusiasm for this I would have put it down long before the more than 600 pages.

I could not find a story here...more rather disconnected events, introduced characters and story line arcs that were completely unconnected. I kept going with the story because I kept thinking "There has to be something yet to come" ....there was nothing to come, just time I can never get back.

I am only giving it a 2 because my co-worker LOVED it and was horribly sad when it was finished. ( )
  Erica8 | Dec 8, 2021 |
Totally superlative. I loved every bit of this, as much or maybe more than "Cloud Atlas"
There are his usual hints and references to his previous books but here is a suggestion that they are all included in one overall meta-fiction or indeed all organically grown from one central idea--- The reincarnation or transmigration of souls. ( )
  Phil-James | Oct 1, 2021 |
I just can't even describe right now so just accept this link to David Mitchell reading from the book.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inZqDKSp4ko
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  auldhouse | Sep 30, 2021 |
Ok David Mitchell. You are the best ( )
  jaydenmccomiskie | Sep 27, 2021 |
There's so much to like, the writing and voice is amazing, the scope and ambition also amazing. Holly is the most compulsively readable of the characters. To be honest I'd read an entire non spec fic book just about her life.

The speculative elements felt intrusive and confusing at times, and Mitchell moves perspective in a way that only litfic can get away with (watch a genre book get shot down in flames for attempting that!) I was perhaps less interested in the speculative elements than the real world ones, which had muddled worldbuilding at times and mysterious motivations in excess.

However, I can forgive those vagaries as a) being an intentional style choice and b) this isn't considered a downside in litfic, afaik. Genre fiction tends to have stricter standards for its worldbuilding than litfic.

Some of the characters were excellent, even though I disliked them as people. Crispin Hershey was a fucking pathetic human being yet really compelling and interesting, and I did feel sorry for him overall. Hugo Lamb, though was hard to read, I found him so unpleasant. I'm glad he hasnt' got many sections.

There is just SO MUCH going on in the novel... so many references, analyses, musings, cultural dips and dives, a billion different things. It's long, but not wordy or airy; every sentence is packed.

I would very much recommend this novel for fans of 15 Lives of Harry August (Claire North) as there are many similar and overlapping themes, but done in a very different way. ( )
  Sunyidean | Sep 7, 2021 |
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Mitchell's plotting is as intricate as ever, and he indulges in many familiar tricks. Themes, characters and images recur in different configurations, as in a complex musical work; characters from earlier Mitchell books make guest appearances; there are sly references to Mitchell's literary reputation, as well as to the works of other writers....

Mitchell is a writer who will always do his own thing, and the question to ask about his work isn't how profound it is, or what category it belongs to, but how much fun it is to read. And on that measure, The Bone Clocks scores highly.
adicionada por zhejw | editarThe Guardian, William Skidelsky (Sep 7, 2014)
 
In fact, Holly’s emergence from “The Bone Clocks” as the most memorable and affecting character Mr. Mitchell has yet created is a testament to his skills as an old-fashioned realist, which lurk beneath the razzle-dazzle postmodern surface of his fiction, and which, in this case, manage to transcend the supernatural nonsense in this arresting but bloated novel.
adicionada por ozzer | editarNEW YORK TIMES, MICHIKO KAKUTANI (Aug 26, 2014)
 
Another exacting, challenging and deeply rewarding novel from logophile and time-travel master Mitchell
adicionada por sturlington | editarKirkus Reviews (Jul 1, 2014)
 

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Ball, JessicaNarradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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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, 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 from occupied 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.

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