Slade House




      Slade House
Keep your eyes peeled for a small black iron door. Down the road from a working class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you ll find the entrance to Slade House A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside At first, you won t want to leave Later, you ll find that you can t Every nine years, the house s residents an odd brother and sister extend a unique invitation to someone who s different or lonely a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student But what really goes on inside Slade House For those who find out, it s already too late Spanning five decades, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality warping new vision of the haunted house story as only David Mitchell could imagine it. Free Read Books Slade House Author David Mitchell – bluevapours.co.uk

David Mitchell was born in Southport, Merseyside, in England, raised in Malvern, Worcestershire, and educated at the University of Kent, studying for a degree in English and American Literature followed by an M.A in Comparative Literature He lived for a year in Sicily, then moved to Hiroshima, Japan, where he taught English to technical students for eight years, before returning to England After another stint in Japan, he currently lives in Ireland with his wife Keiko and their two children In an essay for Random House, Mitchell wrote I knew I wanted to be a writer since I was a kid, but until I came to Japan to live in 1994 I was too easily distracted to do much about it I would probably have become a writer wherever I lived, but would I have become the same writer if I d spent the last 6 years in London, or Cape Town, or Moose Jaw, on an oil rig or in the circus This is my answer to myself Mitchell s first novel, Ghostwritten 1999 , moves around the globe, from Okinawa to Mongolia to pre Millennial New York City, as nine narrators tell stories that interlock and intersect The novel won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best work of British literature written by an author under 35 and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award His two subsequent novels, number9dream 2001 and Cloud Atlas 2004 , were both shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize In 2003, he was selected as one of Granta s Best of Young British Novelists In 2007, Mitchell was listed among Time Magazine s 100 Most Influential People in The World Mitchell s American editor at Random House is novelist David Ebershoff.

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 241 pages
  • Slade House
  • David Mitchell
  • English
  • 03 June 2018

10 thoughts on “ Slade House

  1. karen says:

    so, whoopsie i read this thinking it was a standalone book inasmuch as any david mitchell books are standalones , but it actually takes place in the same world as The Bone Clocks, which i am already ashamed about not having read yet and am now re shamed by this book s exposing me to creatures and situations without the context of The Bone Clocks under my belt dammit.with this in mind, i can say that this holds its own as a self contained supernatural haunted house story i didn t at any so, whoopsie i read this thinking it was a standalone book inasmuch as any david mitchell books are standalones , but it actually takes place in the same world as The Bone Clocks, which i am already ashamed about not having read yet and am now re shamed by this book s exposing me to creatures and situations without the context of The Bone Clocks under my belt dammit.with this in mind, i can say that this holds its own as a self contained supernatural haunted house story i didn t at any point feel lost or baffled however, i suspect that those of you who have made better choices in life and have read The Bone Clocks will appreciate it on a whole other level i have only read two other david mitchell books, but as a hardcore fan of both jonathan carroll and donald harington, i know that reading shimmer that occurs when you encounter a character you did not expect to see, and how while their appearance might not impact the story in any crucial way, it s gratifyi...

  2. Cecily says:

    Tonight feels like a board game designed by M C Escher on a bender and Stephen King in a fever Rather like this book David Mitchell is usually shelved and sold alongside other writers of Literary Fiction a label I dislike He s twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and his novels often bulge with beautifully crafted images.This is in a different mould it s Mitchell having fun, and needs to be read as a much lighter confection in terms of style, though a rather darker one in terms Tonight feels like a board game designed by M C Escher on a bender and Stephen King in a fever Rather like this book David Mitchell is usually shelved and sold alongside other writers of Literary Fiction a label I dislike He s twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and his novels often bulge with beautifully crafted images.This is in a different mould it s Mitchell having fun, and needs to be read as a much lighter confection in terms of style, though a rather darker one in terms of plot Slade House started as an experimental short story called The Right Sort , picking up on the psychsoterical section of The Bone Clocks, and published in tweets It took on a life ...

  3. Warwick says:

    David Mitchell does his usual thing of writing a few short stories, gluing them together, and calling it a novel He gets away with it because he is just so extravagantly readable, and Slade House is no different a hugely enjoyable ghost story which I infer seems to build on various conventions established in The Bone Clocks, which I haven t yet read.The first story here is set in 1979, and subsequent chapters advance in nine year intervals until we reach October 2015 all of them David Mitchell does his usual thing of writing a few short stories, gluing them together, and calling it a novel He gets away with it because he is just so extravagantly readable, and Slade House is no different a hugely enjoyable ghost story which I infer seems to build on various conventions established in The Bone Clocks, which I haven t yet read.The first story here is set in 1979, and subsequent chapters advance in nine year intervals until we reach October 2015 all of them first person narratives which follow the same essential pattern and which involve the same creepy house in a run down corner of London I thought th...

  4. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ says:

    One of my favorite creepy horror novels Review first posted at www.fantasyliterature.com The enigmatic Slade House mysteriously appears every nine years for a day, like a sinister Brigadoon, accessible only to certain people And those who visit it are never seen again Some of the characters were particularly heart wrenching, especially young Nathan, who is on the autistic spectrum, and Sally, the overweight young woman who is so hopeful and, at the same time, so desolate.Although it seems at One of my favorite creepy horror novels Review first posted at www.fantasyliterature.com The enigmatic Slade House mysteriously appears every nine years for a day, like a sinister Brigadoon, accessible only to certain people And those who visit it are never seen again Some of the characters were particularly heart wrenching, especially young Nathan, who is on the autistic spectrum, and Sally, the overweight young woman who is so hopeful and, at the same time, so desolate.Although it seems at first like history is simply repeating itself every nine years, there are threads that tie each episode to the next, and a natural progression in the story line that moves the plot along and kept me tied to this book Episodes that at first seem somewhat disconnected, if rather repetitive, begin to build on each other Objects and characters creep in from...

  5. Mohammed Arabey says:

    A Cursed Eternity, Soul Eaters, Dark Cult, Gifted Characters A Lacuna.You can clearly hear a X Files Theme playing here..Five Stories, One House.A mysterious Black Iron door appears to you out of high brick walled alley, only on a certain day every 9 years..Step inside ,for your own good, with your totally free will..for a purpose you already planned days,if not years ago..Step inside, aha here you are, the back garden of this marble white beautiful house..every thing s vivid..You may eat A Cursed Eternity, Soul Eaters, Dark Cult, Gifted Characters A Lacuna.You can clearly hear a X Files Theme playing here..Five Stories, One House.A mysterious Black Iron door appears to you out of high brick walled alley, only on a certain day every 9 years..Step inside ,for your own good, with your totally free will..for a purpose you already planned days,if not years ago..Step inside, aha here you are, the back garden of this marble white beautiful house..every thing s vivid..You may eat something,like this ripe red beautiful cherry Poor you..you re gifted no doubt, that s why you re here in the first place, you know But no matter what, you can t just resist e...

  6. Lyn says:

    Well played Mr Mitchell, well played.Mitchells October 2015 publication just in time and thematically relevant to Halloween is a modern addition to a list of great October titles.Styling a series of first person connected but stand alone chapters into a seamless narrative, Mitchell has crafted a story that slowly grips the reader until the last few pages in this short novel fly by as the reader is unable to put the book down.Slade House is set in a quiet suburban neighborhood in England, Well played Mr Mitchell, well played.Mitchell s October 2015 publication just in time and thematically relevant to Halloween is a modern addition to a list of great October titles.Styling a series of first person connected but stand alone chapters into a seamless narrative, Mitchell has crafted a story that slowly grips the reader until the last few pages in this short novel fly by as the reader is unable to put the book down.Slade House is set ...

  7. Candi says:

    I picked up Slade House with the idea of reading something creepy and perhaps slightly unusual before Halloween As it turned out, it was nightmarish and positively bizarre I was mostly entertained while reading this, but as I now try to write my review, I realize that not much of this has stuck with me after a mere two weeks Fortunately, this is not the kind of book that I want to examine too closely nor do I want to give much of it away to future readers So, Ill share just a few thoughts on I picked up Slade House ...

  8. Diane S ☔ says:

    Magically and creepily delicious Loved every minute of this one, just wish I has read it closer to Halloween Not overtly scary, yet what is accomplished in this short novel did send a few shivers my way So many lines can be taken inthan one way, little humorous tidbits scattered he...

  9. Felice Laverne says:

    To follow the trail of breadcrumbs you have to blindfold your own sanity Wow, what a ride David Mitchells Slade House came running round the bend, no pun intended well, maybe just a little for those who have read it , at full steam ahead with all of the mechanical makings and suspenseful trappings of a haunting psychological thrill ride It had a rhythmic flow that you could fall into, but beware That trap has thorns And fangs but as I watch, the running boy shape gets fuzzier and becomesTo follow the trail of br...

  10. Elyse Walters says:

    I enjoyed the way this story started in the first chapter with 13 year old Nathan He is sweet sensitive autistic the type of boy other kids would make fun of at school , Plus his mum is newly divorced, popping Valium like gum drops Then jumping aheadNathan s mother, Rita, find the house off Slade Alley Rita, being a piano player, gets invited to performs for well known guests including Yehudi Menuhin...

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