The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks

Hardback Published on: 02/09/2014
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The Bone Clocks
I've been putting off writing a review for this book as I really can't find the words. One word sums it up best for me...Wow! I have to confess that this ... READ MORE
Jo Turner at Lincoln High Street
The Bone Clocks
A glorious swirl of ideas
Like Cloud Atlas and Ghostwritten before it, The Bone Clocks sees Mitchell weaving a dense and kaleidoscopic novel out of disparate stories, tones and genr... READ MORE
Pete Renton at Nottingham
The Bone Clocks
I'd already massively enjoyed Cloud Atlas but The Bone Clocks cements David Mitchell as one of my favourite modern authors. He creates intricate, compelli... READ MORE
Joe at Doncaster
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A clever and rewarding read
Some time ago I picked up David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas and, to my slight shame, it is still on the ‘to-read’ pile teetering by my bedside. And moving down ... READ MORE
Jane E Skudder
The Bone Clocks
Great entertainment from planet Mitchell
With David Mitchell, you never just get one story, you get a firework of ideas, genre-crossing narratives, different styles and a complex plot. This story,... READ MORE
Claudia  Sunderhauf


Metaphysical thriller, meditation on mortality and chronicle of our self-devouring times, this is the kaleidoscopic new novel from the author of Cloud Atlas.SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS UK AUTHOR OF THE YEAR 2014 LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014 LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015One drowsy summer's day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for 'asylum'. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking . . . The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly's life from a scarred adolescence in Gravesend to old age on Ireland's Atlantic coast as Europe's oil supply dries up - a life not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality. For Holly Sykes - daughter, sister, mother, guardian - is also an unwitting player in a murderous feud played out in the shadows and margins of our world, and may prove to be its decisive weapon.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9780340921609
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Weight: 926g
  • Dimensions: 235 x 163 x 50 mm

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The Bone Clocks
Well I can safely say I was wholly disappointed with this book. Given all the good things I've heard about Mitchell's writing and ability to tell great ch... READ MORE
The Bone Clocks
Rather Dissapointing
I found this book a very odd collection of stories that seemed forced together by the strangest of plot lines. The seperate sections were engrossing at tim... READ MORE
The Bone Clocks
Best book I have read for a long time.
I was sent my copy by Waterstones to review before it was published because I had won a competition. Well lets just say I received it on the 30th of August... READ MORE
The Bone Clocks
5 stars if you like SFF
The life story of Holly Sykes, who hears voices she calls "the Radio People” and, aged 14, runs away from home in a teenage strop. She doesn’t know it, but... READ MORE
The Bone Clocks
A thrilling journey through time, place and person
Courtesy of my friendly postman, the package containing this book landed on my doorstep just over a week ago. As I held it in my hands, my first thought wa... READ MORE
Amanda Kennedy
The Bone Clocks
I was really excited to receive this book as I love the other books I have read by David Mitchell, and started it immediately. Like Cloud Atas, the story f... READ MORE
Jane Anguish
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The Bone Clocks David Mitchell An exhilarating read.
If I were asked to shelve this book in a library I would find it very difficult to categorise. It ranges across genres combining elements of: a realist li... READ MORE