Sunday, October 14, 2012

Review: Cloud Atlas By: Davis Mitchell

Cloud Atlas (Movie Tie-in Edition): A NovelCloud Atlas (Movie Tie-in Edition): A Novel by David Mitchell
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Maybe I was hoping for more, maybe I have been influenced by the trailers for the movie, maybe I was looking for something within these pages.

A comet birthmark throughout time has found the people it marks and brings their stories through time. Could it be symbolic or reincarnation? Could it be that these lives are the same soul brought forth throughout time to interconnect? Whatever it may be, the reader will travel from the Pacific explorations into the future with clones. Stories within stories the interconnection of reading a journal to an intrumental song - these people can find a link throughout centuries bringing them together.

I liked some of these stories and found others quite tedious to get through all the nuances. At one point I questioned the reasoning behind all the tales and the minute details that were constantly thrown about (almost like filling up paper or making a word count).

If the movie is anything like the book, I will be waiting for it to come out on video -- why spend $10.00 to find myself disappointed.

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