Cloud Atlas Author:David Mitchell A postmodern visionary who is also a master of styles and genres, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Haruki Murakami, Umberto Eco, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fictio... more »n that reveals how disparate people connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky.« less
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While I appreciate the author's skill as a writer, I find the structure of several interlocking stories hard to follow. I would have enjoyed a straight-forward telling of the stories a lot more. I particularly didn't enjoy the Polynesian portion-the language and jargon made it very hard to read.