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On definitive editions and award judges:

‘Eve says that Cloud Atlas is not the only text to vary between its editions; he points to Andy Weir’s originally self-published bestseller The Martian as another novel with different editions, and has released for free the visualisation software that helped him compare the texts of Cloud Atlas, with the intention that other works of contemporary fiction will be examined by others. 261 more words


Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want to Read by the End of 2016

Hello fellow bookish people!

As some of the more perceptive among you may have noticed, today is Wednesday! Which means it’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday! 91 more words

number9dream, by David Mitchell / *****

It hasn’t taken long for David Mitchell to establish himself as one of my all-time favorite authors. Heck, within a few minutes of starting Cloud Atlas, I knew I was reading something wholly unlike anything else I’d ever read, and within an hour, I knew this was one of the most astonishing pieces of writing I’d ever experience. 773 more words

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The Wachowskis Forever

It takes more than taste or opinion to fully understand and accept the soul of the Wachowskis’ work. It takes an intricate appreciation of why they do what they do.

Must read article!


Cloud Atlas: how I ruined it

I would like magazines to stop praising books.

I’m serious. We would all be better off if they just said: Read It/Don’t Read It. And I should know myself well enough to not buy into all this hype. 341 more words


Differences in UK and US 'Cloud Atlas' Editions Remind Us: No Piece of Writing is Ever Really Final

Recently, a scholar looking into David Mitchell’s magnum opus Cloud Atlas discovered something fascinating: The American and British editions contained different, sometimes quite different, swaths of text.  795 more words


Random thought: Two versions of Cloud Atlas?

I’m struggling to get through the book I’m reading at the moment. Too distracted by the Olympics.

An article in the Guardian caught my attention today, given that it concerns David Mitchell (the novelly one, not the comedic one) and Cloud Atlas. 342 more words

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