Cloud Atlas (Book): Tipstor? Pick

Adapted into a Hollywood feature film.

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.

  • Book: Cloud Atlas
  • Author: David Mitchell
  • Publisher: Random House 
  • Genre(s): Novel, Science Fiction, Drama, Fantasy Fiction

Summary: 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, Cloud Atlas, 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.


The Cloud Atlas novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet?not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. We?ve never read anything quite like it, and I?m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.