Ghostwritten - Vintage Contemporaries Author:David Mitchell David Mitchell's electrifying debut novel takes readers on a mesmerizing trek across a world of human experience through a series of ingeniously linked narratives. — Oblivious to the bizarre ways in which their lives intersect, nine characters-a terrorist in Okinawa, a record-shop clerk in Tokyo, a money-laundering British financier in Hong Kong,... more » an old woman running a tea shack in China, a transmigrating "noncorpum" entity seeking a human host in Mongolia, a gallery-attendant-cum-art-thief in Petersburg, a drummer in London, a female physicist in Ireland, and a radio deejay in New York-hurtle toward a shared destiny of astonishing impact. Like the book's one non-human narrator, Mitchell latches onto his host characters and invades their lives with parasitic precision, making Ghostwritten a sprawling and brilliant literary relief map of the modern world.« less
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Ellen H. (eeeee) reviewed Ghostwritten (Vintage Contemporaries) on
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Reads more like interconnected short stories than like a novel. Really beautifully written. I wasn't sure that I would have patience for this format as I am not usually a short story person, but each section was so good that I had to keep reading. The ending was a little weird, but not necessarily bad.