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Here's a surprise - David Mitchell has a new book coming out

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hackmum Sat 19-Sep-15 16:29:32

Anyone else know about this? Hadn't heard of it until it just popped up on Amazon as a recommend:

It's a horror story, apparently. Can't wait!

DuchessofMalfi Sat 19-Sep-15 16:38:08

It's been mentioned on Twitter, which is where I found out about it. It's grown from a short story he wrote, apparently. One of the characters has had his own Twitter account and has been tweeting bits of story. Intrigued, but I'm not sure about reading a horror story (easily scared grin)

hackmum Sat 19-Sep-15 17:02:56

Oh, I'm easily scared too, Duchess. But I won't be able to stop myself reading it.

Just pre-ordered. Nice cover too so the hardback is worth it blush

ALassUnparalleled Sun 20-Sep-15 02:22:20

I saw him at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow a couple of weeks ago. He was in Scotland for the Edinburgh Book Festival , his slot sold out on day one of booking but he did an afternoon slot in Glasgow as well. He did a reading from the new book.

He's just lovely, funny, charming, polite and modest. I always buy his books in hardback - they have beautiful covers.

ALassUnparalleled Sun 20-Sep-15 02:25:36

Gosh it wasn't a couple of weeks ago - mid August - time flies.

I love the fact he writes experimental, literary novels that actually have plots and are enjoyable to read.

hackmum Sun 20-Sep-15 11:25:50

I saw him do a reading from The Bone Clocks a few months ago - you're right, he is very modest. The other speakers (notably Esther Freud) were much more confident, whereas he was terribly unassuming. You'd never guess he was one of the most brilliant novelists of his generation.

ladydepp Mon 21-Sep-15 12:34:00

OMG this is is so exciting, he is my favourite author. I had no idea he had a new book out, thank you!

BitOutOfPractice Mon 21-Sep-15 12:37:05

Oh! Until I clicked on the link I assumed you meant him!


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