Nothing like a completely mind bending book to make you feel like you’ll never write another adequate sentence! But really, now I know what everyone was talking about last year when The Bone Clocks was released. It’s a book that feels more like you step inside of it rather than sit down and read it. It makes you think, and it makes you completely, fall out of your chair amazed the entire way through.
The Bone Clocks starts with 15 year old Holly Sykes, who has an argument with her mother over her boyfriend. Pretty basic, right? Wrong. Holly has always been susceptible to messages from something she knows only as The Radio People, and that day she leaves home, irrevocable things are set in motion, and Holly and her family will never be the same again.
Holly and everyone she loves are involved in a war on the very fringes of reality, and as the book goes on, we see more and more what is causing this war, and who it involves. Told in changing perspectives over more than 600 pages, The Bone Clocks is not a book you can breeze through, but definitely one worth spending all the time you can with.
It’s going to be hard to pick a follow up book to something as crazy and imaginative as this one, so if you’re like me and haven’t picked this one up yet, DO IT! And then come talk to me about it, because right now I’m trying to hand it to just about anyone who will take it.
Where should I go next in my David Mitchell reading?