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.
i feel like it’s hard for me to review this book because to be honest, it didn’t really stick with me. Everytime i closed the book, it was like i just forgot whatever i read. So, it’s clear to say this will never be my favorite book. Did i hate it? No, not really, I guess it just didn’t really work for me. For what i saw, there’s alot of mixed reviews about this one. For me, there’s a couple of things that stopped me from fully enjoying. The format bugged me a little. I had a hard time connecting with the characters since we only got them for a short time. I didn’t care for any of them. The storyline was interesting enough to keep me going, but not that fantastic in my opinion. Predictable during some parts too. It wasn’t really creepy, but it had an interesting, dark vibe that i enjoyed. As for the writing style, i really like it. I’d be interested to read more from David Mitchell and hopefully i’d be more into his other storylines.
This book didn’t really work for me, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work for you guys. There’s alot of good reviews on Goodreads.
Slade Houss : 2.5/5