15 November 2014

The Bone Clocks; David Mitchell

The Bone ClocksThe Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So much that was wonderful, but then... the supernatural stuff intervened and the wonderful became closer to "meh". The penultimate section really reads as though Mitchell just was making it up as he went along (yeah, I know how that sounds). But every thing he put in was minus any sense of description, it was mere words - the Script, the Immortals and Horologists, all the psychovoltaic stuff, nothing clearly defined for the reader. Now, that's not always a bad thing here but given that we're supposed to buy into all of this for about an eighth or so of the book, while the rest is "normal" fiction? More was needed for me to buy into that world and the overarching premise of this book.

ARC provided by publisher.

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