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Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307483045
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By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks • Now a major motion picture • Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Includes a new Afterword by David Mitchell A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World
Cloud Atlas
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: David Mitchell
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-10 - Publisher: Random House
By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks • Now a major motion picture • Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Includes a new Afterword by David Mitchell A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian
The Cloud Atlas
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Liam Callanan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-02-03 - Publisher: Delacorte Press
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Alaska in the waning days of World War II, The Cloud Atlas is an enthralling debut novel, a story of adventure and awakening—and of a young soldier who came to Alaska on an extraordinary, top-secret mission…and found a world that would haunt him forever.
Cloud Atlas (Enhanced Movie Tie-in Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: David Mitchell
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-09 - Publisher: Random House Group
By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize This enhanced eBook edition contains never-before-seen footage from the major motion picture, behind-the-scenes material shot during production, and interviews with the author, directors (Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski), and actors
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Language: en
Pages: 1344
Authors: David Mitchell
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-24 - Publisher: Random House
In one virtuosic, mind-bending novel after another, David Mitchell continues to strengthen his reputation as “one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive” (Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review) and “the novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post). Now three
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Language: en
Pages: 40
Authors: World Meteorological Organization
Categories: Clouds
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher:
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Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Martina Hrubes
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-07-09 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Frankfurt (Main) (Institut für England- und Amerikastudien), 86 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The title of this study is “Postmodernist Intertextuality in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas” and is
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Language: en
Pages: 71
Authors: Yōzō Itō, Shōji Ōta
Categories: Clouds
Type: BOOK - Published: 1967 - Publisher:
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Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Hugh Duncan Grant
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1944 - Publisher: Hugh Duncan Grant
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Language: en
Pages: 84
Authors: Donald Platt
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:
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Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: World Meteorological Organization
Categories: Clouds
Type: BOOK - Published: 1975 - Publisher: World Meteorological Organization
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