The Booklover’s Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥
David Mitchell is one of my favorite writers, so when Slade House came out I had to pick up a copy right away and read it. While I enjoyed the read, I can only give this book three hearts and not the usual five I would award for a David Mitchell novel.
Slade House is Mitchell’s take on the classic ghost story and is a good read for this time of year, when it gets dark early, seems to rain everyday, and a chill sets in early in the evening. Slade House spans five decades from the 1970s to the present. Every nine years a guest is either invited or happens to find Slade House on the same day late in October. Every nine years, there are unexplained disappearances.
Slade House has a tie in with The Bone Clocks, which makes the book interesting for those readers that have read The Bone Clocks. Slade House is a worthwhile read, but isn’t quite up to Mitchell’s usual standard. The book uses the same plot over and over again, only changing at the end. One feels a little let down at the end, the author could have done so much more with this. It really could have been fabulous.
Book Details: Published by Random House (October 27, 2015), 256 pages, ISBN: 978-0812998689.