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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: 4th September 2008

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781844568819

Reviews

A singular achievement, from an author of extraordinary ambition and skill.
Matt Thorne, Independent on Sunday
An impeccable dance of genres . . . an elegiac, radiant festival of prescience, meditation and entertainment.
Neel Mukherjee, The Times
A remarkable book ... there won't be a bigger, bolder novel this year.
Guardian
Mitchell's storytelling in Cloud Atlas is of the best.
Lawrence Norfolk, Independent
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
The best novel of the year so far ... a thrilling ride of a story
Philip Hensher, Summer Reading, Observer
An impeccable dance of genres ... an elegiac, radiant festival of prescience, meditation and entertainment.
The Times
Mitchell's storytelling in CLOUD ATLAS is of the best. I was, appropriately, captivated.
Lawrence Norfolk, Independent
Impeccably structured novel of ideas in many voices by a talent to watch.
Literary Editor's Best Books, Observer