01 July 2015

Slade House; David Mitchell

Slade HouseSlade House by David Mitchell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Imagine my surprise at seeing a second new David Mitchell book in 2015! Slimmer than The Bone Clocks, Slade House starts as a paranormal mystery and ends much as the earlier book, with suasions and lacuna and orisons and characters returning from previous books. That's what cost a star. I know it's one of the things that Mitchell fans love, but for me, the story of Slade House didn't need all that: the mysteries of how these people get tricked into coming into the house, and what happens to them, and why it's only every nine years, and can they be stopped, are all that's needed.

ARC provided by publisher.

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