❰Download❯ ➽ Cloud Atlas Author David Mitchell – Heartforum.co.uk A postmodern visionary who is also a master of styles of genres David Mitchell combines flat out adventure a Nabokovian lore of puzzles a keen eye for character and a taste for mind bending philosophi A postmodern visionary who is also a master of styles of genres David Mitchell combines flat out adventure a Nabokovian lore of puzzles a keen eye for character and a taste for mind bending philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco Haruki Murakami and Philip K Dick The result is brilliantly original fiction as profund as it is playful Now in his new novel David Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental uestions of reality and identity Cloud Atlas begins in with Adam Ewing an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California Along the way Ewing is befriended by a physician Dr Goose who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite Abruptly the action jumps to Belgium in where Robert Frobisher a disinherited bisexual composer contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter From there we jump to the West Coast in the s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life And onward with dazzling virtuosity to an inglorious present day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and finally to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of historyBut the story doesn’t end even there The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space returning by the same route in reverse to its starting point Along the way Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect how their fates intertwine and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the skyAs wild as a videogame as mysterious as a Zen koan Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that like its incomparable author has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon.
David Mitchell was born in Southport Merseyside in England raised in Malvern Worcestershire and educated at the University of Kent studying for a degree in English and American Literature followed by an MA in Comparative Literature He lived for a year in Sicily then moved to Hiroshima Japan where he taught English to technical students for eight years before returning to England Afte.
- 509 pages
- Cloud Atlas
- David Mitchell
- 02 June 2014 David Mitchell