I'm sooo let down! It arrived yesterday, only 242 pages. Read it last night. Started off good, then started getting boring and then it finishes with Marinus from The Bone Clocks coming in and putting an end to what was happening.
No surprises. The chapter introduces Marinus by name pretty much straight away so you just know what is going to happen and that 'She' (as Dr Iris still) is acting and will fix it all
I instantly lost heart on the last section. The one before had it waning.
It's almost like he had the idea and just churned it out without much thought, not wanting to go anywhere really with it, couldn't think what to do and it's just a total let down.
Should add, that with the 'ghost' of each 'guest' becoming stronger and more able to warn, with each cycle, then I was expecting that to continue and put the end to the twins. But no, let's just randomly bring Marinus in and ruin the book
It has good reviews on Amazon but I found a few who also didn't find it that good. Some suggest reading it before The Bone Clocks, which I'd recommend too tbh because otherwise the appearance of Marinus just kills it Although it wasn't a great ending either.
You know sometimes how you're reading a book and it's all good then suddenly it seems as if the writer completely lost their train of thought or just gave up? It was like that for me.
However, many people seem to think it's brilliant..
I think you may have been expecting too much, OP. I haven't read it yet, but he's been open about seeing this as a minor, fun 'time off from his proper books' project. Look how soon after The Bone Clocks it was published, apart from anything else!
I'm expecting something along the sillier elements of sci-fi/fantasy/immortal body-hopping/baby-eating priests of his other books.