My only memories of David Mitchell’s number9dream, are incoherent and dreamlike ones.
His Cloud Atlas, while full of memorable images and cosmic questions, was emotionally uninvolving.
The Bone Clocks adds an actual engaging main character to Mitchell’s unique exuberant, approach, mixing in the themes of friendship, familial love, mortality, death, class war and other comments on our place in the world.
Fits more closely inside a genre – fantasy battle of goodies vs baddies – than any other DM novel I’ve read. Cried buckets. Best book I have ever read – I think it contains everything!