Reading Slade House by David Mitchell #RIPXII

RIPXII Group Read — Slade House

I’ve started listening (again) to Slade House by David Mitchell (Random House Audio, 2015) for the RIPXII Group Read with Andi of Estella’s Revenge and Heather of My Capricious Life. I started it once before – thinking it came before The Bone Clocks (which I read back in January in a readalong with Care of Care’s Books & Pie) – and have been wanting to get back to it.

So far I’ve noticed a few references to people/things from The Bone Clocks but Slade House seems to be a companion novel rather than a sequel, so far. I think I understood the events early in Slade House sooner because I’ve read The Bone Clocks, but it’s not necessary to read them in order, unless you’re a stickler for that sort of thing. (Which I do happen to be. Obviously.)

Slade House
so far is a haunted house story like you’ve never read before. The narrators of the story change frequently. Some of the characters who tell their stories of visiting Slade House are more likeable than others, but all have been desperately unhappy. Hope for the best, but expect the worst could be their words to live by.




6 thoughts on “Reading Slade House by David Mitchell #RIPXII”

  1. My husband has a copy of this (unread). I have never thought of reading it, but I will follow along your read-along and see what you have to say about it. I avoid horror, so maybe not my thing.

  2. I’ve not read anything by David Mitchell yet, but I’ve seen a couple of reviews of his books lately and they sound really interesting. I may have to give them a try- in order, of course 🙂

    1. I wouldn’t think so! But there doesn’t seem to be a central link-up spot, and I haven’t seen any other posts yet. I’m hoping to have a chance to look on Twitter later on. Are you reading it?

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