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Questions about the works of English novelist David Mitchell (born 1969) and his life as a writer.

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Doctor Sleep and The Bone Clocks

These two novels came out a year apart. They share certain very noticeable similarities: The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell, was acclaimed by Stephen King, who wrote Doctor Sleep. (Both are high-...
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Who is Soleil Moore, The Bone Clocks character?

In The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell a character is introduced in the section 'Crispin Hershey’s Lonely Planet'. The character named 'Soleil Moore' pops up three times: The Hay-on-Wye book fair where ...
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What is the significance of the portraits in Slade House?

This question contains spoilers for David Mitchell's Slade House. In the first three chapters, the narrator will at some point ascend the stairs in Slade House and walk past a bunch of portraits. ...
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Why do the Grayer twins switch places?

This question contains spoilers for David Mitchell's Slade House. The first four chapters of Slade House end with the narrator in the twins' attic, sitting around a candle with them. I noticed that ...
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Why are "last choices" necessary in David Mitchell's Slade House?

In Slade House, by David Mitchell, the twins work complex illusions to tempt their prey into the attic of their house before consuming their souls. The intended victims, however, are always given ...
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Can I read David Mitchell's books in any order?

Though David Mitchell's novels differ wildly in style and substance, all occur within the same universe, with links between them - some subtle, some very central. I don't think the books are meant to ...
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