It is currently Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:02 am

All times are UTC [ DST ]

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Cloud Atlas
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:36 pm 

Joined: Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:46 am
Posts: 5479
Location: Mid Devon
I have just finished Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. An absorbing read, well worth the effort although I reckon it needs several reads to get everything out of it. Six interconnected stories stretching from the mid Nineteenth Century to the far future with numerous resonances and cross references, covering a number of different genres.

Afterwards I watched the film of the book, which I think I would have enjoyed more if I hadn't read the book. Almost three hours that surprisingly doesn't drag, it takes the main bits of the book but treats them in a very different way, losing a lot of the subtleties and nuances, making a lot of pointless (to me) changes and generally ruining it in trying to appeal to a mass audience. All that being said, I did find it entertaining.

“All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.”

"The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity."

 Profile Send private message  
 Post subject: Re: Cloud Atlas
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:00 pm 

Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:53 pm
Posts: 332
I'd had this on my bookshelf for at least ten years. Tried numerous times to get into it but finally gave up and it went to the charity shop earlier this year.

 Profile Send private message  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group