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ryantadman
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Soul Cycle - Review of David Mitchell's "The Bone Clocks"
As the New Yorker review states, David Mitchell is superb storyteller. He plays with ever style imaginable, taking readers from a futuristic collapse of civilization to a more traditional novel of historical fiction. When considering his work, Mitchell says, "Someone’s going to give you eight or ten hours of their life. I want to give them something back, and I want it to be an enjoyable experience.” Mitchell's latest work, "The Bone Clocks," takes a similar style as "Cloud Atlas," using six different narratives to create a whole. This review, however, worries that there is little meaning in these narratives. Within the story there are recurring characters, a class war, and a science fiction twist. But is there any substance? What is the meaning of these interactions other than to create an interesting story with no real message? I thoroughly enjoyed "Cloud Atlas" so I hope that I can enjoy this upcoming novel just as much. For the full review, here is the link: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/08/soul-cycle
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I love Cloud Atlas too (the film, not so much) so I hope this novel is much better than this review.
Hmm, I enjoy his work too. The only way to know if a novel is good is to read it yourself I guess :)
I might be okay with having to extract the story from the narratives myself, but a strong enough base needs to be there.