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Riah
Riah is on page 112 of 479
I love this book so far. There's no better way to get excited about an upcoming Japan trip than with David Mitchell.
Aug 01, 2015 11:15AM Add a comment
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Grace
Grace is on page 32 of 479
I am immersing myself in David Mitchell this summer. I have Cloud Atlas on hold. (Had no idea it was a movie too!)
Jul 28, 2015 09:38AM Add a comment
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emily
emily is on page 5 of 479
wow... i was... not prepared for this first chapter...
Jul 11, 2015 12:12AM Add a comment
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Stephen Yoder
Stephen Yoder is on page 419 of 479
Some of the best books are beautifully devastating.
Jul 06, 2015 07:23PM Add a comment
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Stephen Yoder
Stephen Yoder is on page 316 of 479
A diabolical twist!
Jul 04, 2015 08:11PM Add a comment
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Maja Ophelia
Maja Ophelia is on page 260 of 560
damn it mitchell stop killing my babies
Jul 04, 2015 03:30AM Add a comment
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Stephen Yoder
Stephen Yoder is on page 237 of 479
David Mitchell is a sneaky, dastardly writer who is toying w/ my emotions. At the end of a chapter there is a sudden change that potentially dooms a beloved character. Ugh.
Jul 03, 2015 07:19PM Add a comment
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Stephen Yoder
Stephen Yoder is on page 153 of 479
The focus upon slavery and the evils of colonialism is continued from previous books by Mitchell, which I honor. A few pages ago a story by one sailor had a Mennonite getting thrown off a ship to drown. A warship is no place for my fictional ancestors. The main character is a rather smart guy, but for love so much foolishness can be committed, as Jacob does, it seems.
Jul 03, 2015 05:06AM Add a comment
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Ebirdy
Ebirdy is on page 80 of 479
a little tough to follow initially but it's slowly picking up
Jun 28, 2015 09:03PM Add a comment
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Phyllida
Phyllida is on page 410 of 560
Really enjoying this book - beautifully written and very engaging!
Jun 14, 2015 10:12AM Add a comment
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Kaitlin
Kaitlin is on page 15 of 560
My first David Mitchell book and yep, this guy can write!! :) Enjoying it so far!
Jun 09, 2015 04:06PM 1 comment
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James
James is 75% done
"However improbable," thought Jacob, "there is a hymn being sung in Nagasaki Bay."
Jun 09, 2015 07:48AM Add a comment
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Lilli Lowrey
Lilli Lowrey is on page 115 of 479
getting better
Jun 08, 2015 08:15AM Add a comment
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James
James is 50% done
For a moment, neither man could look at the other. "Well, now you know," thought Uzaemon.
Jun 05, 2015 01:16PM Add a comment
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James
James is 33% done
Expensive habit, is honesty.
Jun 03, 2015 08:34PM Add a comment
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Nanou
Nanou is 85% done
I have this strong suspicion that many people just totally miss the whole point of David Mitchell as a writer. I've read so many serious-faced reviews where readers and critics were trying to pull some big idea out of his books, whereas Mitchell is all about storytelling and suspense. It's Wilkie Collins reborn and oh,my! he is a one big kickass lad!
May 18, 2015 01:54AM Add a comment
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Glenn Curry
Glenn Curry is on page 291 of 510
Phew!!!
May 17, 2015 02:14AM Add a comment
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chelsea
chelsea is on page 202 of 479
Finally, he's focusing on the one character I like! Just got so good.
May 16, 2015 02:53PM Add a comment
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Glenn Curry
Glenn Curry is on page 206 of 510
Fantastically drawn seismic shocks segue into part two. Fun!!
May 16, 2015 06:07AM Add a comment
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Nanou
Nanou is 28% done
I'm going to read this 'real slow', but not because it's boring or dull (quite the opposite, it's anything but, and I want to enjoy it properly and unhurriedly).
May 16, 2015 02:06AM Add a comment
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Glenn Curry
Glenn Curry is on page 155 of 510
"Doctor, do you believe in the soul's existence?"

Marinus prepares, the clerk expects, an erudite and arcane reply. "Yes."

"Then where" - Jakob indicates the pious, profane skeleton - "is it?"

"The soul is a verb." He impales a lit candle on a spike. "Not a noun."
May 15, 2015 12:26AM Add a comment
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Glenn Curry
Glenn Curry is on page 154 of 510
This is so far an unmitigated delight.
May 14, 2015 09:12PM Add a comment
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Glenn Curry
Glenn Curry is on page 85 of 510
Mitchell's books are great places to be. Such exhilarating wit and imagination.
May 14, 2015 08:36AM Add a comment
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Pracheta
Pracheta is 35% done
A slow but interesting read
May 14, 2015 01:14AM Add a comment
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chelsea
chelsea is on page 165 of 479
Killing me. I keep re-reading reviews about how this book kept people spellbound and in awe, trying to will myself into finishing. I don't want to miss out, but none of the characters have enough depth for me to give a damn what happens to them, and mostly nothing does anyway.
May 13, 2015 06:29AM Add a comment
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chelsea
chelsea is on page 125 of 479
Dammit, Mitchell, PACING! I love reading about this era in Japan (like Shogun, minus the stereotyping but with even more bathroom humor), but 120 pages in we're at the exact same place as where we started. Am I missing something here?
May 12, 2015 06:20AM Add a comment
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Deea
Deea is on page 328 of 479
Orito pictures the human mind as a loom that weaves disparate threads of belief, memory and narrative into an entity whose common name is Self, and which sometimes calls itself Perception.
May 08, 2015 12:46PM Add a comment
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Deea
Deea is on page 248 of 479
Fire consumes wood, thinks Otane, and time consumes us.
...
Otane stares at him like Time itself, made human.
May 07, 2015 06:46AM Add a comment
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Magdelanye
Magdelanye is on page 286 of 479
To list and name people...is to subjugate them. p130
May 06, 2015 04:04PM Add a comment
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Deea
Deea is on page 160 of 479
'Doctor, do you believe in the Soul's existence?'
(...)
'The soul is a verb,' he impales a lit candle on a spike, 'not a noun.'
May 05, 2015 03:16AM Add a comment
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