Slade House

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Knopf Canada, Oct 27, 2015 - Fiction - 224 pages
A headlong adrenaline-rush of a new novel from one of our most beloved and original writers: Slade House, which has its origins in Mitchell's famously Twitter-released short story last year, is his most entertaining and accessible novel yet. A cycle of linked ghost stories perfect for any dark and stormy night.
     An ordinary road in a town like yours: bus routes and red-brick houses. A dank narrow alley, easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. A small black metal door set into the wall: no handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it opens onto a sunlit garden, sloping up to a house that doesn't quite make sense... Go through, and the door closes discreetly behind you. In David Mitchell's exhilarating new novel, five "guests" separated by nine years enter Slade House for a brief visit--only to vanish without trace from the outside world. Who draws them to the heart of Slade House, and why is the house missing from maps? Beginning in 1979 and ending in 2015, these five interlacing narratives will enchant Mitchell's readers, old and new, with a signature blend of mystery, realism and the supernatural.

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User Review  - liz.mabry - www.librarything.com

Disappointing. From all the reviews I expected scary - it really wasn't. EDIT: revising my review, because it wasn't scary initially. But in the weeks since I finished it, it's been creeping up on me. Well done, David Mitchell. Read full review

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User Review  - xiaomarlo - www.librarything.com

Not his best. Maybe because I've read all his books, but this felt like I'd seen it all before, and he didn't bring anything new to the table. Read full review

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About the author (2015)

DAVID MITCHELL is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Bone Clocks, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream and Ghostwritten. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2007 ("The most consistently interesting novelist of his generation," TIME). With KA Yoshida, Mitchell co-translated from the Japanese the international bestselling memoir, The Reason I Jump. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

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