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Cloud Atlas

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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.

(p) 2005 Hodder & Stoughton

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A novel of breathtaking ambition and scale, spanning continents, oceans and centuries
Christina Patterson, Independent
The way Mitchell inhabits the different voices of the novel is close to miraculous . . . No other British novelist, to my mind, combines such a darkly futuristic intelligence with such polyphonic ease
Robert Macfarlane, Sunday Times
His most accomplished achievement to date . . . a novel in the biggest, most exhilarating sense
Observer
A virtuoso performance . . . deeply impressive
Daily Telegraph
An intense, arcing colossus of a book whose narrative links, supplied by the voices of six main characters, are spun out into a unified theory of everything: history, human evolution, science, the will to power. The voices span epochs, continents, and genres . . . Mitchell has rightly commanded attention for the sheer breadth and energy of his composition . . . I am moved by (his) talent
Prospect
Gloriously inventive and dazzlingly virtuosic
Suzi Feay, Independent on Sunday
A thrilling ride of a story
Philip Hensher, Observer
Funny, exciting, imaginative and energetic
Evening Standard
Tremendous . . . one of the most shamelessly exciting books imaginable
Spectator
A magnificent tour de force
Time Out
David Mitchell may well be possessed of genius . . . As well-plotted, entertaining narrative, Cloud Atlas succeeds on many levels. As political and cultural fable, with an unerring humanist sense of the dangerous will to power that lies at the dark heart of man, it's visionary
Irish Independent
Stunning . . . One of those rare books that manages to be enormously clever while resisting the temptation to show off
Daily Mail
Reassuringly excellent
Times Literary Supplement
This isn't just one brilliant book, it's a collection of six completely different brilliant books
Sunday Independent
Engrossing
Financial Times
Mind-bogglingly good
Elle
Mitchell 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
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
Astonishing . . . essential fiction for the 21st century
Boyd Tonkin, Independent
Not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I've never read anything quite like it
Michael Chabon
It takes only a few pages of any part of this masterful feast of a novel to make you want to read the rest
Evening Standard
As mind-bending in its ideas as it is accessible on the page . . . It pretty much resists hyperbole simply by being better than you'd ever dare hope
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