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Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Sven Beckert
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Slade House

Slade House: A Novel - David Mitchell

I guess this book really comes "after" The Bone Clocks—or follows up on something in it? I haven't read The Bone Clocks, and I don't know what a bone clock is (the term is mentioned in Slade House).

But this does stand on its own—I think. I liked it, but mostly it reminded me of China Miéville's short story about the missing package that appears in Looking for Jake, which is over 10 years old. I feel like I have read something else that is very similar, but can't place it now.

So—good, but it didn't feel that original to me. It also felt a bit unfinished.