By the author of THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, David Mitchell's bestselling and Booker Prize-shortlisted novel, one of Richard & Judy's 100 Books of the Decade, CLOUD ATLAS has now been adapted for film. The major motion picture, directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Ben ...Read MoreBy the author of THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET, David Mitchell's bestselling and Booker Prize-shortlisted novel, one of Richard & Judy's 100 Books of the Decade, CLOUD ATLAS has now been adapted for film. The major motion picture, directed by the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer, stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Hugh Grant. The novel features six characters in interlocking stories, each interrupting the one before it: a reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation. The narrators of CLOUD ATLAS hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changes in ways great and small. Mitchell's other novels are GHOSTWRITTEN, BLACK SWAN GREEN and NUMBER9DREAM, all published by Sceptre. ... Facebook: Sceptre Books Twitter: SceptreBooksRead Less
Near Fine. 0375507256. Two small nicks to the spine. A paperback original with french flaps. The author's tour de force, a novel that crosses continents and decades with six completely distinct narrative voices.
Fine. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 528 p. Audience: General/trade. Advance Uncorrected Proofs noted on cover. Same illustrations on cover as released issued. A fine copy in original publishers wraps. Uncommon.
Near Fine in Not Issued jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First US edition, first prnt. Signed by Mitchell on the title page. Perfect-bound illustrated wraps with French-fold flaps. Spine bottom edge and rear panel bottom fold have a stray, narrow ink stain. Tight, bright copy, otherwise, in Near Fine condition. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Very Good+ Signed by Author Slight rubs at corners of covers and spine ends, light crease on front cover. Signed on the title page by David Mitchell (without personalization or date). Shortlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize.
Fine in French Flaps jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Signed by Author A FINE copy of the FIRST CANADIAN EDITION. FIRST PRINTING. In FRENCH FLAPS as issued. Published simultaneously with U.S. edition, August 17/04. SIGNED by DAVID MITCHELL on the Title Page. PROVENANCE of AUTHOR Reading/ Signing Event laid in.
Great movie! Hope the book isn't too complicated. I just bought it and will start on it today.
Nov 25, 2012
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Sep 16, 2010
A fascinating very literary creation of mutliple novellas scattered over the book in different segments, easy to read, but you be alert.
Nov 24, 2007
Perhaps the most amazing thing about this book is that only one person wrote it, although it reads like four very different authors were involved. Cloud Atlas works on a variety of levels, incorporating complex themes, history, science fiction, and these amazing character voices- all of whom are connected by a slender thread that would be trite in the hands of any other writer. It may take you a few pages to get into the flow of each character's voice, but it will be time well spent!
Apr 3, 2007
A Novel with sky high quality
Mitchell provides us with a beautifully rich and varied language. His vivid imagination, ultimatley about power and domination, propels us into six different worlds. His Russian doll is then weaved together to provide a thought provoking novel about mankind. Compelling reading.
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