25 November 2012

Cloud Atlas

I am reading Cloud Atlas. David Mitchell is a genius. I concur whole heartedly with the New York Time review on the back on the book:  “Mitchell is clearly a genius. he writes as thought at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition s written in magna across this novel’s every page.”

I have absolutely no idea how he does it. It is magnificent writing. Mitchell takes me somewhere. Takes me wherever he wants to because the worlds he creates are irresistible, complete; simultaneously strange and familiar, compelling and outlandish. I love the novel. I love David Mitchell.