30.12.12

Review: Cloud Atlas


Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Frankly, my attention and patience wore a bit thin after the conclusion of the future settings. Although that's a deep betrayal of the major point of the narrative. That the past, present and future are skeins within and about one another, woven together.

I picked it up having passed it over when the S&L book club was reading it (I was either reading something else, or my reading habits were for a moment fallow), but finally watched the film and wanted the details which were so obviously missed filled in. For the most part, that need was satisfied.

As disturbing as many found the herky jerky approach of the movie, I preferred it to the onion structure found in the novel itself.



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