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David Mitchell is in a genre of his own

Slade House, Mitchell’s latest fiction, is an amusing puzzle about the paranormal that defies classification — but I wish he’d return to Cloud Atlas territory

24 October 2015

9:00 AM

24 October 2015

9:00 AM

Slade House David Mitchell

Sceptre, pp.233, £12.99, ISBN: 9781473616684

David Mitchell’s new book, Slade House, is not quite a novel and not really a collection of short stories. It is, rather, a puzzle and an amusement. A member of the same family as last year’s The Bone Clocks, it also has a slight connection to his 2010 novel, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.

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Patrick Flanery is the author of Absolution, a novel set in post-Apartheid South Africa.

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