Slade House: Mitchell's other work

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Slade House: Mitchell's other work

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1lorannen
nov 9, 2015, 12:00pm

For those of you who've read The Bone Clocks, Cloud Atlas, or any of David Mitchell's other work, how does Slade House stack up against its predecessors? How did your having read his other books impact your experience reading and impressions of this one?

For those of you who haven't read other Mitchell novels, did reading Slade House make you eager for more?

2LynnB
nov 9, 2015, 1:30pm

Cloud Atlas was so much larger in scope, in various settings and even differing styles. I liked them both, but find it hard to compare them.

3katemcangus
nov 9, 2015, 3:38pm

I've only read The Bone Clocks and Slade House, so it's hard to tell if I enjoy Mitchell's work as a whole or just this specific world he's created. That being said, I did very much enjoy both of his books that I've read.

I read The Bone Clocks just this year so it was a special treat to get more from this world so soon! Unfortunately, I finished it back in January and therefore I'm sure I missed a million references/connections to TBC.

Would y'all recommend his other books? And if so, which ones?

4jonathankws
nov 11, 2015, 10:15am

I agree with you there - I've only read The Bone Clocks and Slade House and loved both but not sure what to try next? I'm thinking of reading Cloud Atlas.

5avanders
nov 30, 2015, 5:39pm

>1 lorannen: The only other Mitchell I've read was Cloud Atlas and this is so very nothing like that book... I thought Cloud Atlas was a very full and satisfying epic, delving into history and future and philosophy and theory and religion... whereas Slade House was a quick, fun, impressive little ghost story. Of the two, I preferred Slade House -- just because portions of Cloud Atlas seemed... well, repetitive and/or a little draggy (and that was most certainly not the case in Slade House). I am VERY eager to read more Mitchell as a result of both of these.

6TheoClarke
dec 1, 2015, 7:50am

Slade House is the fourth of his books that I have read and is, to my mind, the least of the four. I disliked the need for the antagonists to have artificial conversations that only occur to inform the reader.

7jonathankws
Redigeret: jan 7, 2016, 12:13pm

Well I'm reading Cloud Atlas now and although I found the first section - The Pacific Journal of Adam Ewing (Part 1) - tough to get into, I'm now really enjoying the book. I'm just about half-way...