Review based on ARC (Advanced Reader Copy received for free in exchange for an honest review).
I have talked about and written about this book so many times since reading it, I didn't realize I hadn't yet officially reviewed it!
In short, I loved this book. It's a mini little ghost story with a lovely repeating but not really repetitious pattern.
It is almost a series of short stories, taking place every 9 years. It starts with a small black iron door. It starts with the Slade House. You may not find it, but if you do, you will be invited, expected, needed.
You're not quite sure who lives there, but you are sure that the brother and sister who crop up every 9 years play a significant role.
No more explanation. It's all spoiler other than that. But it's a quick read, an interesting read, and a thought-provoking read. It's creepy and atmospheric.. the perfect read for a dark and stormy night...
I love how it starts. I love how it middles. And I love how it ends. An easy 5 stars from me.
Note: I've only read 1 other David Mitchell book, so far. Cloud Atlas was a very good book, but a completely different type of book. I am impressed with Mitchell's ability to write different types, different characters, different perspectives. I look forward to more!