By David Mitchell.
“One drowsy summer’s day in 1984, teenage runaway Holly Sykes encounters a strange woman who offers a small kindness in exchange for ‘asylum’. Decades will pass before Holly understands exactly what sort of asylum the woman was seeking . . .
The Bone Clocks follows the twists and turns of Holly’s life from a scarred adolescence in Gravesend to old age on Ireland’s Atlantic coast as Europe’s oil supply dries up – a life not so far out of the ordinary, yet punctuated by flashes of precognition, visits from people who emerge from thin air and brief lapses in the laws of reality. For Holly Sykes – daughter, sister, mother, guardian – is also an unwitting player in a murderous feud played out in the shadows and margins of our world, and may prove to be its decisive weapon.”
Cloud Atlas was such an intriguing and genre-bending story of multiple fantastical strands. It left me reeling for days afterwards. I had so many questions, about the story, and also about my approach to life. It was a magnificent read and since then I have been looking to read more by David Mitchell. Bone Clocks caught my eye a month or so back it sounds incredible. I am expecting a rich plot with well defined, multi-dimensional characters and settings. I have a feeling that this is one to watch.