Is David Mitchell's "Cloud Atlas" worth reading?

I'm almost done with my exams, can't wait to read and read and read some more! :) So I saw this book in a bookstore near me and the title caught my eye, what can you tell me about it?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Absolutely! Read it! After you get into it, you won't be able to put it down. There are several stories entwined in it. One after the other you get to know different ages and characters, each one has a chapter, then, from the middle of the book, you go back to each of them in reverse order.

    Actually my favourite David Mitchell book is Number Nine Dream, which is a bit easier to read and it also has a nicer cover:)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Cloud Atlas is a 2004 novel, the third book by British author David Mitchell. It won the British Book Awards Literary Fiction Award and the Richard & Judy Book of the Year award, and was short-listed for the 2004 Booker Prize, Nebula Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, and other awards placing it among the most-honored works of fiction in recent history.

    Plot summary: Pacific Ocean, circa 1850. Adam Ewing, an American notary's account of a voyage home from the remote Chatham Islands, east of New Zealand. The next character discovers this story as a diary on his patron's bookshelf.

    Amazon gave it 4.5 / 5 rating. I enjoyed it as well

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  • 1 decade ago

    I haven't read it, but my boyfriend has and he loved it, as have a number of my friends. I found the first story a little dull, but apparently it gets better. I liked "Ghostwritten" - same author and similar concept, I think - a series of very different stories narrated by very different characters - but all linked in some way. I love it when writers experiment with form and structure, which is what Mitchell seems to do rather a lot...

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