I received an email sent by one publisher some weeks ago talking about a new book called Cloud Atlas.
The truth is I wasn't very excited about it. I don't know why but it didn't caught my attention at the first glance.
But yesterday I was watching TV and I saw the trailer (click here to watch on youtube) and I thought it might be quite interesting.
I would rather read the book first and after that maybe watch the movie. Now I am quite curious about it.
Overview (from Barnes and Noble)
"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, inveigles 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, 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 even end 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.
Product Details (from Barnes and Noble)
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Publication date: 8/17/2004
- Edition description: First U.S. Edition
- Product dimensions: 5.45 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 1.11 (d)
Did you read the book before? Or did you hear about it? What is your opinion?
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