Unabridged Bookstore and the
Music Box Theatre present an evening with
David Mitchell, bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas, and
Lana Wachowski, director and writer of The Matrix Trilogy, Bound, V for Vendetta, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending and Sense8 in celebration of David Mitchell's new novel Slade House. David Mitchell and Lana Wachowski will be in conversation about Slade House, David's previous works, literature and art.
A book signing will follow the program.
Ticket packages include a copy of Slade House.
The lovely lounge at the Music Box Theatre will be open before and after the program for delicious beverages.
We hope to see you there!
Praise for David Mitchell's Slade House
A Publishers Weekly Literary Fiction Top 10 Pick for Fall 2015
"I gulped down this novel in a single evening. Intricately connected to Mitchell's previous books, this compact fantasy burns with classic Mitchell-ian energy-painstakingly imagined and crackling with narrative velocity, it's a Dracula for the new millennium, a 'Hansel and Gretel' for grownups, a reminder of how much fun fiction can be."
-Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
"David Mitchell's Slade House is a deranged garden of forking paths, where all the flowers are poisonous, and every escape is choked with thorns. Mitchell has long been acknowledged as one of the finest - if not the finest - literary minds of his generation; but he's also one of the most suspenseful, and proves it in every gripping, vertiginous set piece. In some ways, the book is a little like Wes Craven hired Umberto Eco to reinvent Nightmare on Elm Street. But that doesn't quite do justice to its white-hot intensity: I think five minutes inside of Slade House would leave Freddy Kreuger trembling and crying for mama. I read in a constant state of terror and joy and could not turn the pages fast enough."
-Joe Hill, NYT bestselling author of NOS4A2 and HORNS
"Sharp, fast, flat-out spooky, Slade House is such a hypnotic read that you are likely to miss your subway stop in order to keep reading. And by you, I mean me."
-Daniel Handler, NYT bestselling author of WE ARE PIRATES and The Lemony Snicket series
"David Mitchell doesn't break rules so much as he proves them to be inhibitors to lively intelligent fiction. Slade House is a fractal offshoot crystallizing from his remarkable The Bone Clocks, an eerie haunted-house tale that takes as much from quantum mechanics as from traditional supernatural lore, a spellbinding chiller about an unnatural greed for life and the arrogance of power."
-Dean Koontz, #1 NYT bestselling author
"What can't David Mitchell do? Slade House is a page-burning, read-in-one-sitting, at times terrifying novel that does for the haunted house story what Henry James did for the ghost story in The Turn of the Screw. It has all the intelligence and linguistic dazzle of a David Mitchell novel, but this one will also creep the pants off you. Just as Slade House won't let go of its unsuspecting guests, you won't be able to put this book down. Welcome to Slade House-step inside."
-Adam Johnson, author of Fortune Smiles and The Orphan Master's Son, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
"Mitchell serves up a story that wouldn't be out of place alongside The Turn of the Screw. Ingenious, scary, and downright weird . . . a delicious ghost story."
-Kirkus ***Starred Review***
"Fans of [David] Mitchell's The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas will recognize the interlocking narrative structure and literary-fantastical bent of this new work. . . .Pitched as his most accessible book yet, but, really, who doesn't want to just drink up all of Mitchell's writing?"