Saturday, October 18, 2014

Cloud Atlas

Cloud AtlasCloud Atlas by David Mitchell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm not going to try and detail the differences and similarities between the six similar yet different narratives that encompass the Cloud Atlas. David Mitchell must have had a crazy map of how all of the interactions and mentions between the stories. The overlapping conscientiousnesses between characters, the shared birthmark and the sometimes remembered memories from a past life.

The stories are unique and they each have their own time frame and dialect. The major characters were Adam Ewing, Robert Frobisher, Luisa Rey, Timothy Cavendish, Sonmi, and Zachary. The story that followed Zachary in the far future was the hardest for me to read. I probably enjoyed the stories of Robert Frobisher and Luisa Rey the most, Timothy Cavendish and Sonmi followed closely behind. I liked the stories arrangements, you went form the furthest in the past to the furthest and future and back again. You end where you began.

It was lovely written and complex, just what I needed.

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