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Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004

Winner of the Richard & Judy Best Read of the Year

Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies . . .

Six interlocking lives – one amazing adventure. In a narrative that circles the globe and reaches from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future, Cloud Atlas erases the boundaries of time, genre and language to offer an enthralling vision of humanity’s will to power, and where it will lead us.

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 28th August 2014

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780340822784

Reviews

It knits together science fiction, political thriller and historical pastiche with musical virtuosity and linguistic exuberance: there won't be a bigger, bolder novel this year.
Justine Jordan, Guardian
Mitchell's storytelling in Cloud Atlas is of the best.
Lawrence Norfolk, Independent
An impeccable dance of genres . . . an elegiac, radiant festival of prescience, meditation and entertainment.
Neel Mukherjee, The Times
His wildest ride yet . . . a singular achievement, from an author of extraordinary ambition and skill
Matt Thorne, Independent on Sunday
A singular achievement, from an author of extraordinary ambition and skill.
Matt Thorne, Independent on Sunday
The best novel of the year so far . . . a thrilling ride of a story
Philip Hensher, Observer
Impeccably structured novel of ideas in many voices by a talent to watch.
Literary Editor's Best Books, Observer
David Mitchell entices his readers onto a rollercoaster, and at first they wonder if they want to get off. Then - at least in my case - they can't bear the journey to end.
AS Byatt, Guardian
Funny, exciting, imaginative and energetic
Tim Lott, Evening Standard
A remarkable book ... there won't be a bigger, bolder novel this year.
Guardian
David Mitchell entices his readers onto a rollercoaster, and at first they wonder if they want to get off. Then - at least in my case - they can't bear the journey to end.
AS Byatt, Guardian