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Slade House: A Novel - David Mitchell

Mr Mitchell is one of my favorite authors right now (along with Robin Sloan [where is his new novel by the way?], Marisha Pessl, Haruki Murakami and Lauren Beukes).

 

If you haven't read Mr. Mitchell before do not start with Slade House. I would recommend "Black Swan Green" or "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet" or even "Number9Dream". Then "Cloud Atlas" then "The Bone Clocks" then you are ready for "Slade House".

 

I know sounds like too much work, right? Well, Just read one book by Mr. Mitchell and go from there.

 

On Goodreads I "Slade House" was listed in the horror genre for 'Best of 2015'. I guess that would be right; I am too close to Mr. Mitchell's world/works for me to see it as a horror but apparently I am in the minority. Mr Mitchell was recently interviewed on 'Fresh Air' with the title:

 

Soul-Sucking Vampires Of David Mitchell's "Slade House"

 

http://www.npr.org/books/authors/137901774/david-mitchell