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February RBRC: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell is my RBRC book for February. Well, actually January and February. I cannot accurately remember how I came to have this book in my possession. I would never purchase a book this size for myself, so I am assuming that this was a ‘read it & pass it on’ gift.

This book is actually also a movie, but I did not see the movie so this review is only about the book. This is a rather thick book to read, so it did take me 2 months time to get through it.

This was a good book. It did take a large amount of time to get involved in – more than the 1st 100 pages. But once I managed to get myself tangled in the characters plot, I was hooked.

Some people have said that they are not big fans of the book because the author is seemingly ‘spoon-feeding the plot to his readers’, but this is actually something that I appreciated. In a read this size, it is easy to get lost in the plot. Especially when it seems to fluctuate between the history of a problem and the present time set in the story.

I would recommend this book – especially to those who do not require a dictionary to read it. I would like to watch the movie now that I have read this. I do think I would probably be a bigger fan of the movie, than of the book.

If you would like to join my Recycled Book Reading Challenge, please do! I have been running this challenge for 2 years. I will link to your RBRC post on my upcoming post on the 1st of each month!

Thank you for reading!

-Mliae

2 Comments »

  1. Hi Milae, love your new blog theme, looking really smart. No longer using broadband and been having intermittent net problems along with usual life challenges keeping me away from regular blogging. Getting back to it I’ve been readying a post for this month’s reading to join in with RBRC again – I’ll link to your challenge page rather than this post this time, after a quick browse at your latest offerings. Hope all is going well for you. Cheers.

    • Colette! So lovely to have you back! 😀 I understand the net/life conundrum…I think we all have those moments when it just can’t be done. And that’s okei!
      I loved your RBRC post and have linked to it. As it seems, mine is also a bit in the late this month also 😉

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