• The Bossy Bookworm

Review of The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Updated: Aug 21, 2020

This gem from Mitchell is a set of six intriguing tracks through time that are full of surprises.

Teenager Holly Sykes is suddenly drawn into the world of “the radio people,” people whose voices she heard as a child. She disappears from her family and leaves behind a tragic mystery, while in her forays through new worlds she attracts dangerous powers to her.


David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks is a set of six intriguing tracks through time that are full of surprises and interconnected through Holly and her various threads of reality. There are links to other Mitchell books and characters if you're paying attention, but the book can stand alone.


I can say with certainty that I've never read a book quite like this before. A full genre shift around page 400 would normally make me want to throw a book through the window. But here it works somehow. This was strange and compelling.

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Mitchell is one of a kind, and I love it. Another book I loved of his was Utopia Avenue, and it was completely different in tone but also wonderfully David Mitchell-level intriguing.


This book is part of my Greedy Reading List Six Riveting Time-Travel Escapes.



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