Christopher Hart

Savage Life

Cloud Atlas

By David Mitchell

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FOLLOWING GHOSTWRITTEN AND number9dream, David Mitchell’s third novel is the hugely ambitious Cloud Atlas. Structurally, it consists of six stories, or perhaps should say voices, stitched together into a patchwork whole and forming a meditation on mankind’s desire for power and knowledge, and the moral implications of the doctrine of reincarnation.

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