Review of “The Bone Clocks.”

6161460I had the pleasure of reviewing the new novel, The Bone Clocks, from one of my favorite living writers, David Mitchell, in the Lincoln Journal-Star. A snippet:

As opposed to the six self-contained stories in “Cloud Atlas,” “The Bone Clocks” attempts to trace a single story through the ages and locations of the world, fitting them together in a somewhat more conventional arc. But the result feels far too thick and digressive to maintain momentum.

The review is probably more positive than that quote suggests, but ultimately The Bone Clocks was a beautiful, if slightly disappointing, addition to Mitchell’s body of work. I would still recommend it to anyone who liked Cloud Atlas, though.