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Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
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Jun 01, 2009

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I thought this was a superb first novel from David Mitchell. His choice of characters and places is eclectic and inspiring, as is his ability to link one character's experience to another's. The subtitle of this book is 'A Novel in Nine Parts' and that is really what I felt like at the end of the book, like I had read nine short stories that had elements of conditioning from each other. It was interesting to read this after 'Cloud Atlas', as I could see some of Mitchell's ideas that form the basis of his style, perhaps in their earlier embryonic form. The two stand out chapters for me were 'Petersberg' and 'London', for their attention to detail, and at times, emotional richness.
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Barry Might try a second hand version of that. I.m intrigued...........

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