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    A story, and the introduction of a mythos

    If you’ve never read a David Mitchell book you should still enjoy this, but probably won’t get the most out of it. That’s because this book ties all of his previous ones into a shared universe: from the feudal Japan of “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet” to the semi-autobiographical “Black Swan Green” to the near and far future of “Cloud Atlas”, all now have a common theme connecting them. It’s quite a feat to do that and still make a highly readable book in his common style of multiple narratives.
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    God but not great

    This story is intrigueing but there is a vast slab of time we spend in the head one character, a writer that seems pointless to the narrative. This spoilt the impetus of the book for me
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    The bone clocks

    Beautifully written with pithy believable characters. Magical realism fused with 20th/21st century saga. Confusing at times. Certainly worth reading
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    A beautiful and unique journey

    The book followers several narratives across the length of the book, and each character is unique in their perspectives and interactions with the rest of the world. The prose here is always flowing well, even with such distinct narrative types. I think Mitchell mixes magic realism here in a lovely way, adding something uniqe to the story line. I would have given 5 stars but was slightly disappointed by the ending; I actually think it could've ended slightly earlier. Nevertheless, I would still recommend this book wholeheartedly, if just simply for the fun you have along the way.
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    Didn't want to finish

    The Bone Clocks is one of those books you don't want to put down - the story and the narrative are so compeling. On the other hand, you don't want the book to end either, it's such a pleasure to read. I'll just have move on to the next David Mitchell book.
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