Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

For March we will be reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.


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.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    :( I'm terribly sorry I was at work until just now so did not see that I had been taken off the waitlist!!! A shame cause I actually rather enjoyed reading it

    March 28, 2013

    • Christina

      Glad you liked the book! See you next time!

      March 29, 2013

  • Tiffany

    I had a great time!

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Due to my crazy march schedule, I wasn't able to read the book this month. I hope someone from the wait list can take my place tonight.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm afraid I'd never get the book read by the 28th. I'll have to decline.

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have had difficulty getting into this book , so I have decided to open my spot to someone else . See you next month !

    March 27, 2013

  • Sara

    Hi Ladies, I'm sorry I can't come tomorrow...I have concert tickets! Have fun....

    March 27, 2013

  • Linda M.

    Sorry girls I won't be able to make book club this month. I will see you in April. What is the book for April?

    March 27, 2013

  • Carol W.

    Something just came up and I have to be out of town on business 3/28 and 3/29. Hope to see you in April

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry ladies, I'll change my answer so someone from the wait list can get on. I have a prenatal class this evening.

    March 4, 2013

  • Beth L

    hope to make the April meeting

    November 4, 2012

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