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2012 Reads > CA: Hard to understand for non-native speakers ?

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Emmanuel Parfond (frenchdude) | 45 comments Who else here doesn't have English as his or her's mother tongue ?

I found part of this book hard to get into, like the very first story, which felt like an historical novel.

And the 6th story, oh my ! I didn't get 6 words out of 8 in the audiobook, whereas the print version was much easier to decrypt.

Anyone else had similar difficulties ?


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Emmanuel wrote: "Who else here doesn't have English as his or her's mother tongue ?

I found part of this book hard to get into, like the very first story, which felt like an historical novel.

And the 6th story, o..."


Me too! Gave up I think during the fourth story. This week I bought a spanish (my native language) translation, so I'll give it another chance soon.


Sandi (sandikal) | 1212 comments I think it's less about the language than about the style. Cloud Atlas is a very dense and difficult read.


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