Saturday, August 04, 2012

2012 book 206

David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas
I've been meaning to reread this for ages--it was one of my favorite books of 2004 and I'm still mad it didn't win the Booker Prize--and now seemed like a good time, since a) all I remembered was the comet birthmark, and b) the movie is coming out soon and I figured it'd make more sense if I knew the story going in. Because of course the structure is complicated, the interrelated characters are complicated, and most of the stories are complicated. But all are completely wonderful, still. A.

1 comment:

Christina said...

It's a great read, but I had hoped for a bit more of a slambang finish! The characters and stories are so entertaining that I didn't mind the sort of heavy-handed "YOU GOT IT, RIGHT?!" ending.

We'll have to redbox the movie.