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This was pretty good. David Mitchell is an excellent writer, as always, though I didn't like it quite as much as Black Swan Green or Cloud Atlas. This was his first novel, and I found the pacing a bit slow. I can see what he was trying to do in a lot of it, and his unusual narrative style was interesting but didn't always work for me.

It's the story of a young man, Eiji Miyake, who has come to Tokyo to find the father he never met. The book is divided into a number of sections (9?) and each has a
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The follow up to his brilliant debut (Ghostwritten), number9dream takes its title from a John Lennon song off the Walls and Bridges album. Set in Japan, the young protagonist begins a quest to find his father and, so he believes, meaning in his life. Along the way, he will meet Yakuza gangsters, human organ dealers, and a host of other weird and wonderful characters. While possibly falling just a little short of the illustrious debut, number9dream is a psychedelic rollercoaster ride, well worth ...more
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