Apatt's review of Cloud Atlas
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Aug 25, 2012 04:23pm
Very thoughtful review!
I would imagine it will help people find there way to reading it. A note on how you found your way to take it on, a clear summary of its nested structure with assurance that it's a fun ride, a nice layout on content scope of the stories, and a smooth slide into home plate with a personal response on your sense of it being an unforgettable piece of art.
I liked the parallel metaphor of music for the book structure which one character reveals. And the theme of disparity between the haves and have-nots of the world in different historical ages. Most if not all of the main characters seem to find a way to swim against the tide on the path the human self-destruction.
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Aug 25, 2012 05:43pm
Thanks Michael, you are always so kind. That reminds me to put in a link for the movie
"swim against the tide on the path the human self-destruction." is brilliant I should steal that and stick on the review! Awfully hard to review this book, may be because it's thematically more complex than the sci-fi stuff I normally read, more often than not those are based on one central conceit.
I just finished East of Eden on audiobook, I wonder if it will be easier to review? It has a more cohesive structure to it.
Sep 01, 2012 10:34am
So, basically, the age-old idea from movies like Crash or Babel or (insert gimmicky script here).
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