Let me preface this review with the fact that I dreamed about this book. Last night, in fact, mere pages before finishing it. Something BIG happened and I needed to process it. When you dream in the world your book is taking place… I mean, dreaming is a subconscious state, which means Utopia Avenue was playing itself out at that level…wow.
You know me, I don’t tend to add a lot of book reviews to my own blog but when I read something I truly loved, I want you to know about it. If you liked any of what you’ve read of mine, I know you’ll like Utopia Avenue. It’s a work of historical fiction and just hums with that 60’s music vibe. And what a tremendous playlist you could pull from the pages. I’ve read a few of Mitchell’s books and can tell you this one really affected me.
I loved it. What a ‘trip’ through some of the most notable musical years in history with so many amazing cameos. Really an excellent novel with so much going on and incredible character workups.
I was happy to read the sidebar story (knock, knock) with Jasper in keeping with Mitchell’s supernatural storytelling i.e. The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas.
So glad he wrote this book. More so that I read it. Want to understand how Mitchell’s books form a universe all their own? Check out the connections Utopia Avenue has with his other books https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utopia_Avenue