Cloud Atlas-David Mitchell– Book Review

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Cloud Atlas—A Book Review

I think I am not made out for long novels like Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. I begin to think of the futility of it all as I did in ‘A Hundred Years of Solitude.’

I suppose I should stick to crime novels of the Agatha Christie kind. Getting too old for these tongue twisting novels.

Of course I loved the first six stories but then the pidgin English of Zachry exhausted me. I just could not pick up the glass again. It was ‘enough no more it is not so sweet as before.’

I loved Timothy Cavendish. I loved Robert Frobisher. I loved Zachry and the Prescient Meronym.

The magician in David Mitchell; the Merlin of literature just sort of monopolized the conversation. It was like a brilliant school play that would not end.

I think if I get younger, I will read it again.

6 thoughts on “Cloud Atlas-David Mitchell– Book Review

  1. I keep forgetting how all of these movies come from books. It was hard enough trying to follow the movie. Although I watched it 3 times if you can believe it. My kids and I kept quoting parts from the movie. I actually convinced my kids to sit still and watch the movie. It was pretty decent until I found out about where the Asian women ended up and then I was not happy any further. Oh well it’s just a book….or movie… Soylent Green is made of people!


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