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Posted 3rd Nov

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Hope this isn't as bad as Cloud Atlas!
Great price for a new book, plus the option to add the audiobook for 3.47 makes this a great deal. Thanks OP, shall enjoy listening to this when it is released
alex1603/11/2019 10:37

Hope this isn't as bad as Cloud Atlas!


I loved Cloud Atlas (the novel, the film was okay). Need to read more literary David Mitchel.

Never read this David Mitchel (Backstory etc springs to mind), but see him daily on Would I Lie to You lol
Edited by: "Shinoke" 3rd Nov
Shinoke03/11/2019 13:03

I loved Cloud Atlas (the novel, the film was okay). Need to read more …I loved Cloud Atlas (the novel, the film was okay). Need to read more literary David Mitchel.Never read this David Mitchel (Backstory etc springs to mind), but see him daily on Would I Lie to You lol



I only read the book. It was quite long and as I was reading it I was eyeing up the other books I had in my queue but I'd invested the time to get half way through so I thought I'd plough on. Maybe it would get better; the different threads would tie up. It didn't.

This David Mitchell is great. Having his stuff in one place so I can dip in when desired rather than googling for old columns or hoping he's in that day's paper is very handy.
Edited by: "alex16" 3rd Nov
Is it about how to use dishonesty to your advantage?
far2easy2kill03/11/2019 12:06

Great price for a new book, plus the option to add the audiobook for 3.47 …Great price for a new book, plus the option to add the audiobook for 3.47 makes this a great deal. Thanks OP, shall enjoy listening to this when it is released


Great value!
Shinoke03/11/2019 13:03

I loved Cloud Atlas (the novel, the film was okay). Need to read more …I loved Cloud Atlas (the novel, the film was okay). Need to read more literary David Mitchel.Never read this David Mitchel (Backstory etc springs to mind), but see him daily on Would I Lie to You lol


alex1603/11/2019 14:36

I only read the book. It was quite long and as I was reading it I was …I only read the book. It was quite long and as I was reading it I was eyeing up the other books I had in my queue but I'd invested the time to get half way through so I thought I'd plough on. Maybe it would get better; the different threads would tie up. It didn't.This David Mitchell is great. Having his stuff in one place so I can dip in when desired rather than googling for old columns or hoping he's in that day's paper is very handy.


That is an entirely different David Mitchell, but I love that you both thought the man that brought us "are we the baddies" penned Cloud Atlas.

Both David Mitchells are wonderful.
zomg03/11/2019 16:57

That is an entirely different David Mitchell, but I love that you both …That is an entirely different David Mitchell, but I love that you both thought the man that brought us "are we the baddies" penned Cloud Atlas.Both David Mitchells are wonderful.


I'm almost certain they were joking
Paris_Itutu03/11/2019 17:07

I'm almost certain they were joking


Yes, I was almost certain my winking smile emoji was enough of a clue...
alex1603/11/2019 17:34

Yes, I was almost certain my winking smile emoji was enough of a clue...


Indeed, and there shouldn't have been any confusion with my comment - I wrote "Need to read more literary David Mitchel" and "Never read this David Mitchel" lol.

As for Cloud Atlas - the threads tie up in the end.

The book and film were different in the structure/end used actually, I forget.

But yeah, essentially something like story 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Then 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 again

So if you only read half way, nothing would be concluded!

You basically read five or so incomplete stories.

Also, the first one is meant to be dense and challenging apparently - as a test almost.
So those that get through the first story should be able to enjoy the whole book.

I didn't actually find the first story challenging. I never got through Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver on the other hand, despite loving his earlier works. Really didn't make it far in. Need to re-attempt it. Reading some Pratchett at the moment, fun stuff.
Edited by: "Shinoke" 3rd Nov
Shinoke03/11/2019 17:51

Indeed, and there shouldn't have been any confusion with my comment - I …Indeed, and there shouldn't have been any confusion with my comment - I wrote "Need to read more literary David Mitchel" and "Never read this David Mitchel" lol.As for Cloud Atlas - the threads tie up in the end.The book and film were different in the structure/end used actually, I forget.But yeah, essentially something like story 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Then 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 againSo if you only read half way, nothing would be concluded!You basically read five or so incomplete stories.Also, the first one is meant to be dense and challenging apparently - as a test almost.So those that get through the first story should be able to enjoy the whole book.I didn't actually find the first story challenging. I never got through Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver on the other hand, despite loving his earlier works. Really didn't make it far in. Need to re-attempt it. Reading some Pratchett at the moment, fun stuff.


No, I read the whole book (hence my "It didn't" at the end of that sentence). I didn't think the first story was challenging (but then I came to this book having just read some Will Self); I just remember checking ahead to check the whole book wasn't like that! I kept thinking something amazing was going to happen but it didn't; at the half way point when the stories start unnesting I again thought they'd tie up somehow but they didn't. There seemed to just be a token connection between them, like he'd written a number of short stories and decided to try and "add value" by sticking them together this way. I didn't mind the writing style, and I could have happily read more of a few of the stories but given my expectations and the length of the book I felt cheated that it came to nothing.
mccririck03/11/2019 16:41

Is it about how to use dishonesty to your advantage?


Ah you need to speak to our 'dear leader' aka the Clown for that kind of guidance.
Price matched on Google Play Books
afroylnt03/11/2019 18:57

Ah you need to speak to our 'dear leader' aka the Clown for that kind of …Ah you need to speak to our 'dear leader' aka the Clown for that kind of guidance.


Yeah your dear leader Jezza is an expert.
afroylnt03/11/2019 18:57

Ah you need to speak to our 'dear leader' aka the Clown for that kind of …Ah you need to speak to our 'dear leader' aka the Clown for that kind of guidance.


Nicola Sturgeon?
xenophon03/11/2019 20:28

Yeah your dear leader Jezza is an expert.


You don't believe his extra 60billion for home energy improvements from his magic money trees..there is no trust anymore...
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