The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This was a bit slow at times, something that can be problematic in a book that is so long. The whole first half was a lot of (granted, necessary) build up before you finally get a taste of the sci-fi aspect of the story. The next 150 pages or so is spent waiting for that more interesting aspect of the story to come back. By the time you get near the end, it feels a bit rushed for all the build up. Taking all this in to consideration, the style was not unlike Cloud Atlas in its structure. The premise itself was pretty interesting (I don't want to give anything away) but I wish more time could have been spent on the sci-fi aspect, as that's where the unique action was going on. The other portion of the story (the more novel aspect) did provide a nice balance however. It's a complicated story and it's really hard to describe or review without giving too much up.
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