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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
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Jan 28, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: 2014-physical-reads, 4-star

What a fascinating take on story-telling! Comprising of six stories, each exploring a different writing style, genre and time period, 'Cloud Atlas' is masterfully penned. The six stories are linked tenuously but they could easily stand alone and Mitchell is impressive in his ability to write well in a variety of ways! In terms of characterisation, I found Mitchell's approach to be meticulous and well-thought out considering how much characterisation he would have had to consider. I certainly cared about the fates of each lead of the story, which surprised me, as I thought there would be at least one that irritated me to the point of boredom. The constant interruptions of the story could be frustrating at times, especially when trying to remember characters, but overall it is beautifully delivered.

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Quotes Katrina Liked

David Mitchell
“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Reading Progress

January 28, 2014 – Started Reading
January 28, 2014 – Shelved
January 28, 2014 –
page 198
January 29, 2014 –
page 202
January 29, 2014 –
page 249
January 31, 2014 –
page 301
February 1, 2014 –
page 329
February 1, 2014 –
page 369
February 1, 2014 –
page 407
February 1, 2014 –
page 457
February 2, 2014 – Finished Reading
February 9, 2014 – Shelved as: 2014-physical-reads
December 16, 2014 – Shelved as: 4-star

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