Cloud Atlas: A Novel

Cloud Atlas: A Novel







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Estado do item: Bom Formato: Livro brochura
Idioma: Inglês Ano de publicação: 2004
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9780375507250

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9780375507250

Cloud Atlas: A Novel

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Now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant, and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer 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 and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction that reveals how disparate people connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”- The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is-and should be-read by any student of contemporary literature.”-Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”- People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet-not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”-Michael Chabon

Product Identifiers
Publisher Random House Publishing Group
ISBN-10 0375507256
ISBN-13 9780375507250
eBay Product ID (ePID) 30203126

Product Key Features
Format Paperback
Publication Year 2004
Language English

Dimensions
Weight 14.9 Oz
Width 5.5in.
Height 1.1in.
Length 8.5in.

Additional Product Features
Dewey Edition 23
Dewey Decimal 823/.914
Copyright Date 2004
Author David Mitchell
Number of Pages 528 Pages
Lc Classification Number Pr6063.I785c58 2004
Publication Date 2004-08-17
Reviews ” Cloud Atlas is, obviously, a formidable creation. . . . Fellow novelists will find it hard not to heap . . . praise on David Mitchell, whose brilliance takes one’s breath away in a manner not unlike a first experience of Chartres or the Duomo.” The Globe and Mail ” Cloud Atlas is a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.” People “Mitchell’s range is astonishing, moving effortlessly from elegant genre fiction to satire to high-end literary pyrotechnics….to Mitchell prodigiously skilled and gloriously ambitious I can only say, bravo!” Toronto Star ” Cloud Atlas imposes a dizzying series of milieus, characters and conflicts upon us . . . [and] feels like a doggedly expert gloss on various writers and modes.” The New York Times “Audacious, dazzling…. Readers who enjoy the ‘novel as puzzle’ will find much to savor in this original and occasionally very entertaining work.” Publishers Weekly “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet not just dazzling, amusing or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds, which are all one world, which is, in turn, enchanted by Mitchell’s spell-caster prose, our own.” Michael Chabon Advance UK reviews for Cloud Atlas : “the third novel from the genre-busting David Mitchell, author of Ghostwritten and the Booker-shortlisted Number9Dream is a remarkable book, made up of six resonating strands; the narrative reaches back into the 19th century, to colonialism and savagery in the Pacific islands, and forwards into a dark future, beyond the collapse of civilisation. It knits together science fiction, political thriller and historical pastiche with musical virtuosity and linguistic exuberance: there won’t be a bigger, bolder novel next year.” Justine Jordan, Guardian , Preview of 2004 “David Mitchell is by no means a complete unknown, but I shall be very surprised if his next book, the sprawling and ambitious Cloud Atlas doesn’t propel him into the front rank of novelists. I only wish it had been there for this year’s Man Booker judges to consider.” D J Taylor, Independent , Preview of 2004 “A daunting talent, adept with the global canvas, and able to move from the technological to the spiritual with supernatural ease.” Suzi Feay, Independent on Sunday , Preview of 2004 “Watch out for Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, a work of free-wheeling fantasy by a cutting-edge writer.” David Robson, Sunday Telegraph , Preview of 2004 Praise for David Mitchell: “Mitchell possesses an amazingly copious and eclectic imagination.” William Boyd “[ Ghostwritten is] one of the best first novels I’ve read for a long time. . . . I couldn’t put it down. . . . And it’s even better the second time.” A. S. Byatt “Mitchell has a gift for fiction’s natural pleasures — intricate surprises, insidiously woven narratives, ingenious voices.” The New York Times Book Review, ” Cloud Atlasis, obviously, a formidable creation. . . . Fellow novelists will find it hard not to heap . . . praise on David Mitchell, whose brilliance takes one’s breath away in a manner not unlike a first experience of Chartres or the Duomo.” The Globe and Mail ” Cloud Atlasis a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.” People “Mitchell’s range is astonishing, moving effortlessly from elegant genre fiction to satire to high-end literary pyrotechnics….to Mitchell prodigiously skilled and gloriously ambitious I can only say, bravo!” Toronto Star ” Cloud Atlasimposes a dizzying series of milieus, characters and conflicts upon us . . . [and] feels like a doggedly expert gloss on various writers and modes.” The New York Times “Audacious, dazzling…. Readers who enjoy the ‘novel as puzzle’ will find much to savor in this original and occasionally very entertaining work.” Publishers Weekly “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet not justdazzling, amusing or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds, which are all one world, which is, in turn, enchanted by Mitchell’s spell-caster prose, our own.” Michael Chabon Advance UK reviews for Cloud Atlas: “the third novel from the genre-busting David Mitchell, author of Ghostwrittenand the Booker-shortlisted Number9Dreamis a remarkable book, made up of six resonating strands; the narrative reaches back into the 19th century, to colonialism and savagery in the Pacific islands, and forwards into a dark future, beyond the collapse of civilisation. It knits together science fiction, political thriller and historical pastiche with musical virtuosity and linguistic exuberance: there won’t be a bigger, bolder novel next year.” Justine Jordan, Guardian, Preview of 2004 “David Mitchell is by no means a complete unknown, but I shall be very surprised if his next book, the sprawling and ambitious Cloud Atlasdoesn’t propel him into the front rank of novelists. I only wish it had been there for this year’s Man Booker judges to consider.” D J Taylor, Independent, Preview of 2004 “A daunting talent, adept with the global canvas, and able to move from the technological to the spiritual with supernatural ease.” Suzi Feay, Independent on Sunday, Preview of 2004 “Watch out for Cloud Atlasby David Mitchell, a work of free-wheeling fantasy by a cutting-edge writer.” David Robson, Sunday Telegraph, Preview of 2004 Praise for David Mitchell: “Mitchell possesses an amazingly copious and eclectic imagination.” William Boyd “[ Ghostwrittenis] one of the best first novels I’ve read for a long time. . . . I couldn’t put it down. . . . And it’s even better the second time.” A. S. Byatt “Mitchell has a gift for fiction’s natural pleasures — intricate surprises, insidiously woven narratives, ingenious voices.” The New York Times Book Review, “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”– The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is–and should be–read by any student of contemporary literature.”–Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”– People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet–not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”–Michael Chabon
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