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This kindle ebook just dropped in price from $7.91 to $2.99 (+tax). I'm not sure how long this deal will last. It was made into a movie in 2012 starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, and Jim Broadbent.

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By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize | Includes a new Afterword by David Mitchell

A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, 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 Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity.

Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history.

But the story doesn't end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky.

As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon.

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Thanks. I really liked the movie and I'm sure the book will be even better.
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beauty love this thanks op
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Thanks. I really liked the movie and I'm sure the book will be even better.
Yes, the book is good but a little confusing with the time line shifting and the dialect. Took me a while but I get used to it ( LMAO unlike the old English Beowulf which I had to read in high school - totally un-comprehensible without Cliffs notes).
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I really liked the premise of the story and wanted to like the movie for the Wachowskis, but just couldn't, even after seeing it a couple of times. Is the book any different than the movie?
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Unbelievable movie, must be an even better book.
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I really liked the premise of the story and wanted to like the movie for the Wachowskis, but just couldn't, even after seeing it a couple of times. Is the book any different than the movie?
Yes! The book is quite different and much better. Well written and thought-provoking.
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