David Mitchell Slade House (Hardcover, 2015, Random House) 4 stars

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4 stars

This is an enjoyable little nugget! I have previously read just one of David Mitchell's books (Cloud Atlas), but know that such a short novel is unusual for him. I did not know that Slade House is a companion to Bone Clocks, which is also on my cue.

This novel is several vignettes illustrating the talents of Norah and Jonah, twins born with unusual talents that they put to horribly immoral use. The characters of the twins are not very fleshed out in this quick read. We get to know their victims much better. Mitchell does a wonderful job of painting lives in short spaces.

Slade House is a surprisingly light read coming from David Mitchell, and an engaging one. I recommend it.