Homer's Travels: BooK: David Mitchell's "The Bone Clocks"

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BooK: David Mitchell's "The Bone Clocks"

The eighteenth book I've read this year was David Mitchell's "The Bone Clocks".  This was an interesting book about two factions of immortals - hereditary and acquired - who are waging a slow motion war through the decades.

The book follows a young teenage girl who involuntarily plays an important role in the war.  The timeline of the book jumps ahead years or decades ahead introducing new characters but inevitable connecting them with our protagonist who grows up as the book progresses.  The end ties all the ends together nicely.

In general I liked this book.  I wasn't as keen on the 'world' Mitchell created in the book.  Nothing specific, I just didn't get into it as much as I would have liked.

Even with my lackluster opinion of the book's 'world', I still gave the book four stars on Goodreads.  It was entertaining, it just could have been better.

Note:  I composed this post before I left on RAGBRAI.

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