The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell
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The Bone Clocks


I really enjoyed this book and got through it pretty quickly, despite its length. I wanted it to be as good as Cloud Atlas, but for me it wasn't. Perhaps that was hoping for too much...

Mitchell's prose is very readable, I find it addictive at times, (especially in The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet). His main characters felt real, but some of the "immortals" left me wanting more of a connection. I didn't care about them as much as I did Holly or Hugo, or even Crispin. Also, it got a little confusing as to exactly who was who towards the end of the fifth part of the book. But these are minor gripes.

Highly recommended.