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Last night I went and saw David Mitchell in Seattle. As I hate driving in that city I booked passage on the greyhound bus from Bellingham. 511 more words

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The Bone Clocks

“People are icebergs, with just a bit you can see and loads you can’t.”

David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks doesn’t waste anytime launching readers instantly into the world that he created. 346 more words


Why You Need to be Excited for Jupiter Ascending!

Folks, I’m about to go on a rant here…

This year, we were supposed to be treated to a new sci-fi epic from The Wachowskis. Its name is… 531 more words


If objects could speak: a clever narrative device drawing history and people together in Ayelet Waldman's Love and Treasure

Jack, a dying man, entrusts a peacock pendant to his granddaughter, charging her to return it to it’s owner. The book opens different windows on the pendant’s history: Jack’s attempt to give it to the woman he loves after recovering it from a train of confiscated Jewish goods after the war; his disappointed and divorced granddaughter teaming up with a dealer of valuable goods and their growing mutual attraction, and the psychologist whose attempts to help the outspoken young Magyar woman whose dangerous political escapades with her tiny, passionate friend provoke in him an unspoken love. 361 more words

Book Thoughts

David Mitchell on How to Write: "Neglect Everything Else"

“When I asked David Mitchell, author of ‘Cloud Atlas,’ to discuss a favorite passage for this series, I was initially surprised by his choice: a plain-stated, rustic poem by James Wright. 80 more words

Book Bits

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Holly Sykes, precocious, headstrong, a girl who hears voices, is the tie that binds in David Mitchell’s ominously titled sixth novel, The Bone Clocks. Like a few of his previous works, 1,040 more words

Book Reviews

Everything is Connected: The works of David Mitchell

A woman living on a mountainside witnesses China’s great leap forward. In future Hawaii a tribesman struggles with his conscience in a dangerous world. A Dutchman in restricted 18th century Japan falls in love with a woman who he can never be with. 763 more words