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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:01 pm    Post subject: Cloud Atlas Reply with quote

I'm sure there's a topic on the book somewhere, but damned if I can find it. Started reading it after finishing TLD. Not very far yet, I'm just into the second "chapter", but so far very interesting. I've been looking forward to this book for a while; I know little about it and never saw the movie (heard it was bad).

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah , its somewhere in the flicks forum. I haven't read the book. The movie was difficult for me to watch. It tries too hard to cover too much and a lot is lost.

Wouldn't mind reading the book, though. It was an interesting concept.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen a lot of people praise David Mitchell's books quite highly, but haven't gotten around to reading any yet myself.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read this a while back and really enjoyed it. It takes quite a few chapters to get into it, and it's well worth it when it really begins to kick off.

I rarely read 'literary fiction' (where's luci! Laughing) and was very pleased when this turned out to really be a science fiction book Big Grin

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen the film and enjoyed it. I'm going to read the book soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished Cloud Atlas. Glad I did, highly interesting and entertaining. I was hoping to see even more connections between the stories, but the little tidbits that he placed throughout to connect them were well done.

And heck, it only took me 4 months to read. Much better than my year long Donaldson reads. Haha...

Now to figure out what to read next...

Are any of David Mitchell's other stuff worth it?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:06 am    Post subject: Cloud Atlas Reply with quote

.. Mitchell apparently has a new book out called 'Bone Clocks' which has been getting rave reviews ..

I on the other hand was disappointed to learn he wasn't the same uptight, hilarious English comedian from Peep Show ... Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw the movie. Thought it was okay. Kind of liked it, but wasn't in love with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'll add "Bone Clocks" to my "To Read" list.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't seen the movie or read the book yet. IIRC, the GF enjoyed the movie.

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