Book Review: Slade House


Slade House Davide Mitchell

Slade House

by David Mitchell

Length: 241

Publisher: Random House

Source: Checked out from my local library


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. . . .

Four Stars !! 

This book ended up on my wish list of titles to check out from my local library. I believe I browsed their selection in the haunted house category.

Slade House appears to be just that, a book about creepy ghosts lurking in the hallways of an old mansion…. oh…. noooo it is not!

Mitchell has a fantastic imagination. To write a great story that flows over decades, has dynamic action, and vivid scenes are skills any author wants to have, but oh my word his imagination! I kept thinking to myself, “FREAKY!!” 

David Mitchell does not pull out the gore in this title. No blood here. It’s a quick read that I enjoyed thoroughly.

If you like terms such as: lacuna, orison, aperture, operandi, or banjax, then you will want to pick up Slade House.

I’m sure I will read more of his work. He is well know for The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas. 

See all of Mitchell’s titles on Amazon.

~ Jenna


A Great Creepy Novel

I’m sure all of you have heard of Shirley Jackson. She wrote the book The Haunting of Hill House.

If you haven’t read it, I encourage you to do so. There are no monsters or gore, just freaky goodness.

Speaking if freaky, Shirley Jackson also wrote We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I recently listened to this in audiobook form using the Hoopla app. Oh my goodness such great writing. Such amazing writing of messed up characters.

Link to that book on Amazon



Give it it a try.

Happy reading