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The Bone Clocks
The Bone Clocks: A Novel | David Mitchell
TheNew York Timesbestseller by the author ofCloud Atlas| Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize | Named One of the Top Ten Fiction Books of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, and O: The Oprah Magazine| A New York Times Notable Book | An American Library Association Notable Book| Shortlisted for a World Fantasy Award Named to more than 20 year-end best of lists, includingNPR |San Francisco Chronicle |The Atlantic| The Guardian|Slate | BuzzFeedLook for special features inside. Join the Random House Readers Circle for author chats and more.With The Bone Clocks, [David] Mitchell rises to meet and match the legacy of Cloud Atlas.Los Angeles TimesFollowing a terrible fight with her mother over her boyfriend, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her family and her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as the radio people, Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life. For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mysticsand their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Hollys life, affecting all the people Holly loveseven the ones who are not yet born. A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting on the war in Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller listall have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder. Rich with character and realms of possibility,The Bone Clocksis a kaleidoscopic novel that begs to be taken apart and put back together by a writerTheWashington Postcalls the novelist whos been showing us the future of fiction. An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and a master prose stylist, David Mitchell has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel,The Bone Clocks,crackles with invention and wit and sheer storytelling pleasureit is fiction at its most spellbinding.Praise for The Bone Clocks One of the most entertaining and thrilling novels Ive read in a long time.Meg Wolitzer, NPR[Mitchell] writes with a furious intensity and slapped-awake vitality, with a delight in language and all the rabbit holes of experience.The New York Times Book Review Intensely compelling . . . fantastically witty . . . offers up a rich selection of domestic realism, gothic fantasy and apocalyptic speculation.The Washington Post [A] time-traveling, culture-crossing, genre-bending marvel of a novel.O: The Oprah Magazine Great fun . . . a tour de force . . . [Mitchell] channels his narrators with vivid expertise.San Francisco ChronicleFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
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cmarie
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Life has been disgustingly busy but hopefully I'll be back more often!
1. The Bone Clocks - not sure how I'm feeling about it so far, but fingers crossed it gets easier to read
2. Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult, incredible!!!
3. Jessie Burton's The Confession, bought a signed copy the other day and I cannot wait to get started

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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julesG
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Tanisha_A So pretty! 😍 2mo
Cinfhen Oh!!! Haven‘t seen this version before 💕💕💕 2mo
britt_brooke 😍 2mo
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EadieB @julesg Nice one! 2mo
SauerPatch I‘ve seen three different versions of this book‘s cover now; two of them are so pretty and the other is just meh. I picked this book up on a whim at B&N last year, of course I got the very mediocre version. 😏 2mo
Kalalalatja Love all the details! 2mo
Nute I still get all tingly looking at this book cover! 2mo
Crazeedi @julesG I'm doing g it thank you for thinking of me!! 2mo
Come-read-with-me @julesG This is a beautiful cover 💕 2mo
JaneyWaneyB Beautiful cover and one of my favourite books 💕📚 2mo
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Cathythoughts
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#7covers7days #day2

@MamaGina would you like to join in ? 7 covers you love - no explanations

Thanks @CarolynM got the hashtag 👍🏻♥️

JennyM Oooo, that cover is ❤️ 2mo
CarolynM 👍 2mo
batsy Very cool! 2mo
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TrishB One of my faves too ♥️ 2mo
Tanisha_A This photo is 👌! 2mo
DivineDiana Beautiful! I liked this book, but my cover was not like this! 2mo
MamaGina Sure, I‘m always up for some cover lust! 🤓 2mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM @batsy @TrishB @Tanisha_A @DivineDiana such a great book & I live this cover ♥️ 2mo
Oryx Love this book and this cover too 2mo
BiblioLitten @Oryx Me too!! 2mo
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WhatThePuck
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How am I *still* not finished with this book! The conflict resolution ended on page 548. I'm now on page 570 of 624, what is left to happen? What more could you have to say David Mitchell? How many more inconsequential characters POVs can there be? This book is driving me crazy.

laur89 This is sort of how I felt about Mitchell‘s other book, Slade House. I realized later this was another book of his on my TBR... so it kind of discouraged me from starting it 😬 4mo
Ruthiella If I remember correctly that last bit is a kind of an epilogue and it also ties into part of Cloud Atlas. I enjoyed this book but it is not my favorite from Mitchell. 4mo
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WhatThePuck
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How do you feel about amnesia in characters? Or characters that don't know what they truly are until halfway through a book? I find it annoying most of the time. Especially when everything is spelled out so clearly it's hard to believe they've been in denial their entire life, going out of their way not to believe the signs.

Texreader It feels like a cop out to me to give a character amnesia. It‘s like an excuse to explain every detail rather than working them through a plot. 4mo
WhatThePuck @Texreader Exactly! 4mo
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sherryvdh
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I've learned a new word today!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll have to google this one!! 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl Me too! Because I‘m gonna have to find out what the definition is! 🤓 7mo
sherryvdh From the Oxford Dictionary website: fissiparous: Adjective, Inclined to cause or undergo division into separate parts or groups. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CoverToCoverGirl 7mo
sherryvdh I had to look it up too! 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl Now I just need test it out on the husband and kids.. lol.. the looks on their faces will be priceless @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @sherryvdh 7mo
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sherryvdh
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Trying to read on this lazy Sunday. A certain teething toddler has other ideas. 😄 #ItsAGoodThingHesCute

RadicalReader He‘s adorable what‘s his name? 7mo
sherryvdh @RadicalReader His name is Malachi, or Mac. 7mo
RadicalReader @sherryvdh love the name so unique 7mo
sherryvdh @RadicalReader Thank you 😊 7mo
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sherryvdh
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Sneaking in a few pages! #NapTimeReading

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sherryvdh
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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Do not be fooled by the goofy face, this boy is so cranky and clingy today thanks to some new teeth. I'm hoping he'll decide to sleep soon so I can get back to reading the tagged book. I devoured the first hundred pages the other evening, and have had little chance to return. So far, I'm loving it!

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Cathythoughts
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Absolutely all the stars brilliant 👍🏻✨✨✨✨✨. I won‘t review till after our IRL Bookclub about it - end of May !
I wonder would I try Cloud Atlas again ?! I bailed the first time. But this tagged book is excellent....
#booked2019
#genrebusting
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I loved The Cloud Atlas but it‘s confusing - just gotta roll with it and everything comes together. Need to get to Bone Clocks soon! Have you read Slade House? 7mo
Cathythoughts @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I have Slade House !! 👍🏻 I will probably read soon. ( before nxt Bookclub) ... I think it will be good. What a great writer ... he has it all going on ♥️ 7mo
Cinfhen I‘m so scared to try this author again. I was overwhelmed by 7mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Black Swan Green was really good too - different from the others Ive read. I want to read all his stuff!! 7mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen I was too ! I bailed! But this is a very different book .... soooo good 7mo
Cathythoughts @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled yes! Black Swan Green on my list too 👍🏻I want to read all his stuff now too 7mo
Cinfhen Maybe I‘ll suggest your tagged book for my IRL bookclub (edited) 7mo
JennyM The cover is so gorgeous...and your review is great 👍 7mo
TrishB Can‘t wait to hear what you thought of the ending. My tears flowed 😢😢 7mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB what a life she lived ! Holly went through it all ♥️💔. Yes !! Tears 😭... she is real to me (edited) 7mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM I‘ll be dying to know what you think when you get there ... as @TrishB said it‘s a marmite book 👍🏻 7mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I hope the spoiler is on my comment ( I did put it there ) 7mo
TrishB She is! I loved her, wanted to give her a hug at the end. 💔 7mo
andrew61 Glad you enjoyed it - i know it has already been mentioned but Slade House is a great way to stay in the world but a bit creepier. 7mo
BiblioLitten 💜💜 So glad you loved it. 7mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 thanks Andrew! I do have Slade House & I‘m looking forward to it👍🏻 7mo
Cathythoughts @BiblioLitten I really did Love it ♥️thanks ! 7mo
Centique I agree with @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Cloud Atlas almost did me in, but I had been told to keep going past halfway and it will all come together. It did! I sped through the last half. But it does have both historical and futuristic settings which I love, so it was kind of my wheel house 😍 7mo
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Cathythoughts
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I‘m out of the Litsy loop for a few days .. life commitments ( post 💕) ... I listened to a YouTube of David Mitchell & he said “
Children connect us back with the universe “ ... I agree ...
we played a game today & my granddaughter said ... you can‘t talk ( out loud) , but you can talk in your mind ... in the game we were playing ... if I come out of role. , I‘m in big trouble.. she gets exasperated with me .
I love this world of childhood

kspenmoll Enjoy! Such a treasure to be able to visit childhood. 7mo
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll a magical place 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
wanderinglynn ❤️ What a wonderful imagination she has. 💜 7mo
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Leftcoastzen 🥰 7mo
LeahBergen Enjoy every second! 💕💕 7mo
TrishB Enjoy ❤️ we‘ll catch up soon. 7mo
JennyM Enjoy your time 😘 We are currently on school hols so I‘m also less engaged online...but having lots of fun with the kids. 7mo
RadicalReader Children are the best people on this planet. Makes me think of the scene in Big Daddy with Adam Sandler when they‘re all playing cards and Rob Schneider says:” I had a hand just like that once and I didn‘t win!” Julian:” Because I win!” 7mo
MrsMalaprop So sweet ❤️. @JennyM We are about to start our school hols today. Looking forward to them 🙌. 7mo
JennyM @MrsMalaprop huzzah...enjoy the time 😘 7mo
Eggs How wonderful 💗💗 I agree with the quote. My grands keep me alive keep me young 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm We miss you on Litsyverse but it‘s wonderful to create memories with the little ones..Enjoy your time..and the no-talking-aloud game 😊 7mo
Tanisha_A She is adorable and intelligent. Also, I like the sound of the game! Enjoy! ❤️ 7mo
readordierachel 💕💕 7mo
batsy Lovely ❤️ The way children think is amazing. Enjoy your time with her 💫 7mo
Centique That‘s so gorgeous. Brings back memories of my teen when she was a littlie. “I‘m Dora and you‘re Boots” Woe betide if I forgot I was a monkey 😂😂 7mo
Cathythoughts @kspenmoll for sure !! 👍🏻✨✨✨ 7mo
Cathythoughts @wanderinglynn she does & it‘s such fun 👍🏻💕 7mo
Cathythoughts @Leftcoastzen all the love for the little ones 7mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB we will ! I hope you like your latest book ♥️👍🏻 7mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM yes! Our girls holls started today. Half day !! Such excitement ! They need the break 7mo
Cathythoughts @RadicalReader children are the best alright ! 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
Cathythoughts @MrsMalaprop ♥️👍🏻 7mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM thanks! It‘s a lovely time 7mo
Cathythoughts @Eggs arnt they the sweetest & most lovable 7mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm ah Thankyou .., be back soon 😘🤫 7mo
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A 👍🏻♥️💕💕 7mo
Cathythoughts @readordierachel 👍🏻💕💕 7mo
Cathythoughts @batsy it really is amazing ✨✨✨ 7mo
Cathythoughts @Centique that‘s exactly it ! The game is such a big deal ... my name is usually “Maria” ( 🤷🏻‍♀️) .., the imagination is wonderful.. I‘m treasuring these days ♥️ 7mo
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Cathythoughts
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Have been away , at the opening of an art exhibition of cherry trees in Kinvara .. in a bookshop!! Kenny‘s bookshop ( Galway) vintage / old / first editions .. I‘m not up on these ( but I can think of a few Littens who would know their way around ) chaotic mad shop 👍🏻the best kind

Meanwhile tagged book is in progress & is
My new favorite/ mind blowingly brilliant book ... The Bone Clocks ... LOVE it .. don‘t want it to end .. not ever !!

Crazeedi Wow! Lovely photos!!💞 7mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Loved this book SO MUCH, hope he writes more on the same characters/general idea. Enjoy! 7mo
Cathythoughts @Crazeedi thanks! We had a lovely weekend 💕 7mo
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Cathythoughts @MommyWantsToReadHerBook yes ! I love it & wish it could be an on -going serial for the rest of our lives .... The never ending book ✨✨✨✨✨ 7mo
TrishB I loved this like that too! Can‘t wait to read your final review! 7mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB loving the story / characters/ he is so clever & funny & wise & .... & I just love this book .... 7mo
LeahBergen Oh, I‘d love to explore that shop! 7mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen oh yes ... one of the very Littens I thought of ... you would be in heaven ... 😀👍🏻 7mo
Bookish.SAM Loved this book! And need to re-read soon. If you haven‘t already, you should check out Slate House. A quick read with a link to Bone Clocks. 7mo
Cathythoughts @Bookish.SAM I will read Slade House 👍🏻Deffo. I must see what other of his books one might recommend ( I only ever tried Cloud Atlas ... & bailed ... might try again now 🤔 7mo
Crazeedi @Cathythoughts it looks like you really di, how nice 7mo
eraderneely That painting is really lovely 7mo
Cathythoughts @Crazeedi we had a lovely time 👍🏻♥️ 7mo
Cathythoughts @eraderneely yes - all the paintings were of cherry trees ( mostly oils) & some watercolors... with all different images around the trees ... birds, or people, children playing, pets, guitars , benches , bridges ..... was lovely 💕 7mo
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BarbaraJean
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Library book sale today... three books for $2? Yes, please! Especially excited about Rose Under Fire, since I loved Code Name Verity so much.

EJG31 I thought it was just as good! Enjoy your new reads. 7mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook When you get to it, I hope you love The Bone Clocks as much as I do! 7mo
BarbaraJean @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I thought of you when I picked it up! 😊 7mo
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Cathythoughts
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Present reading situation... entranced ✨
In Small Island Queenie & Gilbert have met ..

In The Bone Clocks , I‘m on the third part. .. finding the fantasy parts alright , I just decided to go with it & not over think it ... so far it‘s working

All the love for both of these very different books ... in book heaven 👍🏻♥️

vivastory I haven't read Bone Clocks, but I loved Slade House & Cloud Atlas 7mo
Cathythoughts @vivastory I couldn‘t get into Cloud Atlas ( my first) .., but after this I may try again ♥️👍🏻 7mo
TrishB Slade House is a sort of companion to The Bone Clocks - to be read after. Cloud Atlas not my fav, found it really difficult. 7mo
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Cathythoughts @TrishB yes our Bookclub has Slade House as the companion book .... I look forward to reading 7mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB did you think Slade House was good , Trish ? 7mo
TrishB I loved it 👍🏻 spooky little tale. 7mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB oh great !! Thanks X 7mo
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Cathythoughts
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#poetrymatters #Time
A quote from Bone Clocks .. but it reads like poetry & there is a bit of rhyming ...

✨Just now and then who he really is smiles out at me through the blacks of Jacko‘s eyes,
Like someone watching you from a train zipping past.
At those times I almost want to wave , even though he is just across the table, or we‘re passing on the stairs. ✨

I was just having a look & now I can‘t put this book down .. ♥️

Tonton This is sooo good! 8mo
Tanisha_A This sounds lovely 8mo
Emilymdxn I love this book! 8mo
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Booksnchill Hooray! 8mo
TheSpineView 😊 8mo
TrishB 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
TrishB I wanted Holly Sykes to be my best friend!! ❤️ 8mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB I love her ♥️👍🏻 8mo
Booksnchill So pleased!!! 7mo
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Cathythoughts
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If I can read this book ... #genrebusting is sorted 👍🏻#booked2019

Booksnchill I loved it 8mo
Cathythoughts @Booksnchill I really want to love it too 🤞🏻 8mo
Booksnchill I buddy read it with @tjwill and it was my first David Mitchell- we went on to do his Slade House the next fall. I do hope you like it- it is odd certainly (edited) 8mo
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andrew61 I really liked it and it is not my genre of choice - look forward to your thoughts - enjoy - hope you had a good day. 8mo
tjwill The world building is fascinating! It is a rather slow read, but definitely worth the read. The writing is beautiful. (@Booksnchill Want to read another Mitchell soon?) 8mo
Booksnchill @tjwill i am ready when you are- have one in mind? 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I quite loved Slade House. Also very #genrebusting. 8mo
tjwill @Booksnchill I have Black Swan Green, but haven‘t read it yet. 8mo
Booksnchill @tjwill that works for me- say May 1? 8mo
Cathythoughts @andrew61 thankyou ! I‘m looking forward to trying it out 🤞🏻 8mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraTheBibliophage yes Clock Bones is our IRL Bookclub book this month & she did say Slade House is the companionship book. My fear is that it requires a particular kind of precise mind ... I‘m a bit of a dreamer - but look forward to trying it 👍🏻 8mo
Cathythoughts @Booksnchill @twill what an intriguing title Black Swan Green ... will look out for yeer reviews 👍🏻💚 8mo
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Cathythoughts
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And more books from Husband & kids 😍it‘s the never ending book day 😊

andrew61 Great selection - happy birthday and mothers day cathy.☺ 8mo
Melissa_J Happy Birthday!! 🥳🍰🥳 8mo
Tamra Yay! 👏🏾 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm What a wonderful day! 👏❤️ Happy Mother‘s Day too! 8mo
AlaMich Happy Birthday!!🎂 8mo
julesG Look, you got the same book as I. 😁 Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's Day! 8mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm thankyou Jessie .. love the books you gave me 😍 8mo
Cathythoughts @julesG I know !! I really wanted to get it .... Hope you are having a lovely day .. March 31st ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
batsy Wonderful ❤️ Happy Mother's Day to you as well! 💐 8mo
Cathythoughts @JulesG... let‘s do it again next year 👍🏻😘 8mo
Cathythoughts @batsy thankyou 😍 8mo
LeahBergen Ohhh, nice!! 😍 8mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen not too shoddy 😉🙃♥️ 8mo
julesG @Cathythoughts First really good birthday in a long time. Played board games with the kids, watched a film with them, too. They let me stroke my books and offered ideas as to where to shelf them. Hope you had a good day, too. 8mo
Cathythoughts @julesG thanks I did have a lovely day. Hubby got sick ( some virus ) so we ended up staying at home. I picked up some salads ( definitely wasn‘t cooking today ) on the way home from the doctor & we just chilled out all day ... perfect really ♥️ we made it through another year ... well done us 👍🏻♥️♥️♥️ (edited) 8mo
julesG Hope himself gets well soon. 8mo
Cathythoughts @julesG there‘s no fear of him ( a touch of man flu 😷 I think .. I believe it‘s a tough one 😀 8mo
julesG Man flu?! 😨😱 8mo
Cathythoughts @julesG I know 😳. He‘s going to make it 👍🏻 8mo
TrishB Great haul 👍🏻 sounds like a good day overall 💕 8mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB a great day. Hubby has man flu ... but ! We have the man flu 😷 under control now 😀 8mo
bedandabook Great haul! Glad you were treated to such lovely presents. There are some great titles in there. Hope hubby feels better soon 💕 8mo
Cathythoughts @bedandabook thankyou ! I was very spoiled! Hubby has a bad enough dose of flu... so hopefully it will clear up quickly 👍🏻😘 8mo
Centique So sorry I missed saying Happy Birthday to you lovely lady 💕 I‘m so glad you got lots of thoughtful gifts and love from all your special people. You deserve the best! 💛💚💜 7mo
Cathythoughts @Centique ahh Thankyou ! Such lovely words 👍🏻😘 7mo
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JLaurenceCohen
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If you like sci-fi, you will enjoy The Bone Clocks. This book supplies the mythology that transforms Mitchell's other books into a larger "meta-novel." Of the six sections, the first, second, and fifth are utterly compelling, while the other three aren't quite as good.

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thegenxmom
The Bone Clocks: A Novel | David Mitchell

"Power is crack cocaine for your ego and battery acid for your soul."

#quote #quotes

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Myhusbandhatesreading
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640 pages...I‘ve no problem with 640 pages...but this book...it just took me FOREVER to read. I couldn‘t get into it. I just kept thinking it was going to get better but it never did for me and it took me 4 weeks to read. I am so glad I finally finished it!!

DivineDiana This took me forever to read as well! I ended up using multi formats, so I could “read”it wherever I was. Ended up liking it, but so glad when I finally finished! 11mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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#AdventRecommends Day 2: The Bone Clocks

This book is amazing , the twists & turns throw you off the scent of the story but you are caught in a web making you turn each page till that moment when it hits you & you are in love with this story. I have given many people this book over the years & everyone falls in love with it at a different point

@emilyrose_x

#AllTimeFavourite #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #Christmas #BookAdvent #BookLove

TrishB I love this book too 💕 11mo
JaneyWaneyB @TrishB I had such a reading slump after finishing this book as I couldn't find anything that grabbed me like this book had 11mo
TrishB I did go round shoving it in people‘s faces saying ‘read this!!‘ 11mo
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JaneyWaneyB @TrishB me too 🤣😂🤣 11mo
Andrew65 Added to my TBR 11mo
JaneyWaneyB @Andrew65 I hope you enjoy it 11mo
Andrew65 @JaneyWaneyB Thanks 😊 (edited) 11mo
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lahousewyfe
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This one took a while to get going, but I kept reading. Really, I couldn't stop. This author grabbed my brain and wouldn't let go. I'm glad I finished the book, and I am definitely going to look for more of his work. I hate to say anything that happened, but if you like literary fiction and have a soft spot for psychics and timeshifting, find this book!

Thanks, @MommyWantsToReadHerBook for the encouragement! I loved it!

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Yay I'm so glad!! 12mo
JLaurenceCohen I love all of Mitchell's book. Characters like Marinus show up in other books, creating a meta-novel. 11mo
lahousewyfe @JLaurenceCohen I loved this book, and I'm truing to pick the next one. Any recommendations? 11mo
JLaurenceCohen @lahousewyfe Cloud Atlas 11mo
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lahousewyfe
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I reached the halfway point of this 600+ page novel and I'm still not sure what the hell is going on! I can't make myself bail though. Something keeps dragging me forward. This makes me think that David Mitchell is some sort of magician.

For now, I'm avoiding him and knitting in front of the fire.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Things should become a litter clearer soon. I loved this book so much! 12mo
lahousewyfe @MommyWantsToReadHerBook So glad to hear! The writing continues to pull me through. If only I can write this well someday!!!! 12mo
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DivineDiana
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Pickpick

I finished this yesterday. It was taking me forever, so I ended up increasing my efforts with a hard copy, CDs for the car and a Playaway for audio walks. Fantastic storytelling. Time period spans 1984- 2043. Six different worlds filled with a legion of characters. Thankfully, one HollySykes, ties everything together. Intelligent fantasy. Battles between good and evil. Not quite certain what I read, but I am glad that I did.

TrishB Holly is one of my fav characters 💕 13mo
DivineDiana @TrishB Yes, she is an incredible woman! 💗 13mo
Joanne1 I felt a bit like this after reading cloud atlas. 13mo
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DivineDiana @Joanne1 I only saw the movie, but yes, I did feel the same way. 🤔 What a writer! 13mo
SandyW I read this awhile ago and remember liking it and also being vaguely confused. 13mo
DivineDiana @SandyW It‘s a lot to take in! 😉 13mo
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DivineDiana
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Ran into some eerie bird friends on my audio walk!

Cathythoughts Yikes 😱 13mo
Reggie Omg, in that movie, I just always wanted to yell,”Just stay in the house!!!!” And then you get to the end where they started pecking their way into the attic!!!!!!!! Lol 13mo
DivineDiana @Cathythoughts My thoughts exactly! 😉 13mo
DivineDiana @Reggie I know! They always make the wrong decisions! The funny thing is last night I attended an author talk, and he saw birds in an entirely different way! My next post! 😉 (edited) 13mo
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DivineDiana
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Stopped to smell the roses on my audio walk! This seems to be moving very slowly, and it can‘t be renewed! 😬

Booksnchill I am impressed you can keep it straight on audio- I took pages of notes when I read it with @tjwill last year! 13mo
tjwill Pretty view on your walk! Are you enjoying it on audio? Does it have multiple narrators? I agree with @Booksnchill about it being a tricky one. 13mo
DivineDiana @Booksnchill So far, so good. I can see where notes would be helpful! It seems as though it is a very long book. 13mo
DivineDiana @tjwill It is nice! Yes, I am enjoying the audio. There are multiple narrators. 13mo
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Cheshirecat913
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I read his other book, Cloud Atlas, and really enjoyed it. #bones #blackcatchallenge @Clwojick

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I loved this one! 13mo
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EadieB
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I need to read this soon:

“Mitchell is one of the most electric writers alive. To open a Mitchell book is to set forth on an adventure. . . . In his latest novel, The Bone Clocks, Mitchell has spun his most far-flung tale yet. . . . Strange and magical.” —The Boston Globe

Day23 - #bookwithmagicalelements #theboneclock #davidmitchell #septinbooks18

alisonrose I really liked this! 14mo
Ubookquitous On sale in Kindle right now for $2.99 14mo
irre My first Mitchell and I really liked it. 14mo
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Rissa1 I loved this! 14mo
JaneyWaneyB This book is AMAZING! 😍 I hope you enjoy it too 14mo
Andrew65 One I‘ve not read either. 14mo
EadieB @Andrew65 After all these comments, we have to read it! 14mo
Victoria_C I loved this and Slade House. I haven‘t read any other Mitchell. 14mo
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DivineDiana
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My new audio walk “read”!

ElizabethAndino I had to put that one down ...but I think about it all the time...Audio is a good idea, maybe I‘ll try it! 14mo
DivineDiana @ElizabethAndino I am liking the audio so far! 14mo
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Emilymdxn
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Adored this!! I‘ve read a few David Mitchell books now and generally I‘ve disliked them but felt there was something i was ~nearly~ appreciating that made it worth keeping trying, and I‘m glad I soldiered on to read this one cause it was really perfect. So subtle, complex and original but didn‘t feel up itself even though it easily could have done. Amazing characters and worldbuilding. Threw the genre playbook out the window, which I appreciate.

KathyWheeler I loved this book. 1y
BookwormM I love Mitchell and now you have found a book you love you might appreciate the others as Mitchell has said he views them all as chapters in a very large book and characters appear in multiple books... 1y
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Emilymdxn
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Next up! I remember this one coming out when I was in school and thinking the cover was just the most beautiful thing I‘ve ever seen. A little disappointed that I‘m listening to it and not owning and touching that gorgeous cover but I try not to mind that kind of thing! Maybe if it‘s good I‘ll buy it one day

TrishB Love this one 👍🏻 1y
Emilymdxn @TrishB awesome!! Im not far in but I love it so far 1y
emilyhaldi This book is a trip 🤪 1y
Emilymdxn @emilyhaldi yep I have no idea what‘s happening really but I do like it a lot!! I just found out it‘s related to another book I haven‘t read which is probably a factor in me not understanding it, maybe I should read that book 1y
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tinybooks
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Late summer read. It takes some time to wrap your head around it, and to understand how the different narratives intertwine, but it is worth the time in the end.

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MissDodoBrooks
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Books and wine. #mondays

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Beachesnbooks
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July wrap-up! I finished 9 books in July and attempted to participate in a few readathons. Favorites were Not That Bad, The Bone Clocks, Spinning Silver, Iron & Magic, and Alisha Rai 📚📚📚#readingresolutions @Jess7

RachLovesTV I have Not That Bad on my kindle right now, but I haven't been able to bring myself to read it yet. I'm glad you liked it, that's encouraging. 1y
Beachesnbooks @RachLovesTV It was fantastic but such a difficult read emotionally. I read most of it in one sitting & I wouldn't recommend doing that...if I were you I'd only read an essay or two at a time, reading it all at once was really overwhelming 1y
RachLovesTV That's exactly what I was fearing, so I think I'll do what you suggest. Essays seem to lend themselves well to that, too. 1y
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whatrebeccasread The cover on your copy of The Bone Clocks looks so so much better than the version I read! Have you read much David Mitchell?? 1y
Beachesnbooks @whatrebeccasread This was my second David Mitchell book, I read Cloud Atlas a few years ago. I enjoyed them both but liked The Bone Clocks a bit more. I might try Slade House this fall! Any you would recommend? 1y
whatrebeccasread @Beachesnbooks Slade House is definitely my recommendation! I really enjoyed that one! 1y
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AlizaApp
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Loved this puzzle of a novel, where each section jumps forward in time with a different narrator, but all come to hinge on Holly, who may or may not be the key in a secret global war between two different sects who meddle with time.

TheWordJar I need to read this one! I read Slade House last year and absolutely loved it. I think that book is somehow related to The Bone Clocks. 🤔 1y
AlizaApp @TheWordJar not sure because I have not read Slade House yet, but this one was great! 1y
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TamarackTrail
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Someone please tell me the point of this book will come soon? I'm almost ready to bail, but I've invested 300 pages into it already...

Jennick2004 😭 that drives me nuts! You have to finish now 🤣 1y
Readalotflora My theory is: if you don't feel like it now, just put it away. Too many books too little time. Just go back to it when you wanted to. Sometimes a not-so-interesting book at a time can become marvellous with a change of our stage of life and circumstances. Just don't torture yourself when the vibe is not right and it may not be fair to the book too if you are just dragging your way through it. 1y
VeganCleopatra ❤️ Garfield! 1y
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BookwormM I love this book and practically everything Mitchell has written but it is not for everyone. If you want a linear story that is resolved at the end it won‘t happen here 🤣 1y
TamarackTrail @BookwormM maybe that's a good thing for me to know moving forward with it 1y
Mandigolightly Nope. I read this entire freaking book and you end up seeing how it comes together but it‘s awful 1y
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Beachesnbooks
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I'm on a road trip this week for my birthday and am hoping to get a lot of reading done as well! Right now I'm reading The Bone Clocks and I'm really liking it but it's definitely a time-consuming read.

tjwill Yes it is, but so worth it. I enjoyed that book and how everything intertwines. 1y
dragondrool Happy birthday! 1y
Beachesnbooks @dragondrool Thanks! 😄 It's tomorrow 1y
Beachesnbooks @tjwill I'm so intrigued to see how things fit together and to understand more of what's happening! 1y
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Skyrimir
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Found a signed copy of The Bone Clocks today for 50 cents! It‘s signed to someone, but I still love finding signed copies!

DivineDiana Fantastic! 14mo
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AnneCecilie
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Cathythoughts Lovely picture ❤️ 1y
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tjwill
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If anyone can explain to me the #clocks at the tops of the pages, I would be greatly appreciative. I thought while reading it that it might have a code or secret meaning, but I never figured it out. #ReadingResolutions

Sace Could it be one of those page flip animation things? 1y
tjwill @RestlessFickleBookHoarder It kind of shows movement as an animation, but doesn‘t have any extra meaning to it that I can tell. 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I‘ve not read this but am aware that the book blurred the lines of genres, containing elements of magical realism, dystopia, and fantasy, to produce a time-spanning story.
Illustration by Sachin Teng.

#HeatofJuly #blurredlines

Cinfhen Cool graphics 💗well played👍🏻 1y
TrishB I loved this book 💕 1y
CaitlinR Anything by David Mitchell is worth reading, and this wast no exception “Two Thumbs up” 1y
BarbaraBB Smart thinking. I agree on David Mitchell although The Bone Clocks was not my favorite. 1y
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Beachesnbooks
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July TBR! I'll be reading The Bone Clocks for the #tometopple readathon, where you try to read books over 500 pages from now until July 12th. I also want to finish Gather the Daughters, which I started in June, and to read these 2 ARCs, and hopefully add in some random reads as well. #tbr #readingresolutions @Jess7

Geeklet Keep us updated on Spinning Silver. I kinda regret not getting that for my July BOTM selection. 1y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Wonderful, unique, exciting, heartbreaking David Mitchell! His writing is never stilted and clichéd, his characters quickly become old friends, and his imagination takes you along on a wild ride!

TrishB Loved this one 💕 1y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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It's like nobody even reviewed the manuscript before sending it to the printers...

RaimeyGallant Oh no. 1y
BarbaraJean 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
DivineDiana Oh my! 😲 1y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Good grief, this book is badly edited! So many mistakes. I'm curious as to why David Mitchell doesn't have a better publisher. I love you, David! Let me edit your next book for you! 😂😂

tournevis If I didn't already know the French version of this one is bad, I'd read the translation. Yikes 1y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @tournevis I wonder if the editor enjoyed the story so much they stopped noticing mistakes or something 😂 1y
DivineDiana They should have hired you! 😉 1y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @DivineDiana right? If only I had serious connections 😂 1y
DivineDiana If only! 😀 1y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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This book is so damn good, little one is sleeping and I just want to read, but I have to work 😢😢

irre I loved it too! 1y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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On Wednesday afternoons, we sometimes all come to my friend's art school so my eldest daughter can play with hers while my friend teaches. Happy for some reading time while they keep the little one busy!

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Rissa1
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What an epic journey! I cannot believe how many places this book visited, without me seeing any of them coming. I picked this book up for $6, because the cover caught my eye. I am so glad I did.

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Rissa1
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Less than 100 pages left.

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Rissa1
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A gloomy day outside, but the gloom outside is much better than the bad attitudes at my house. Time out for Mom.