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May 2013 Contemporary Book Discussion

  • May 15, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Title: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Genre: Fiction – Science-Fiction/Fantasy
Year of Publication: 2004
Approximate Page Count: 554 pages
Summary: The novel consists of six nested stories that take the reader from the remote South Pacific in the nineteenth century to a distant post-apocalyptic future. Each tale is revealed to be a story that is read, or observed, by the main character in the next. All stories but the last are interrupted at some moment, and after the sixth story concludes in the middle of the book, the novel "goes back" in time, "closing" each story as the book progresses in terms of pages but regresses in terms of the historical period in which the action takes place. Eventually, readers end where they started, with Adam Ewing in the Pacific Ocean, circa 1850.
Suggested by: Pam N.


Author and Book Presentation: Deb D.
Discussion Questions: Pam N.

LAST UPDATE: May 11, 2013

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Stuck at work in Davis. Can't major it to Ashby till late.

    May 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Make* (ippphhhoooonnnneee)

      May 15, 2013

  • Regina Voorhies D.

    So sorry. I was really looking forward to reconnecting with all of you; but I have to work.

    May 15, 2013

  • Mardys

    Sorry for the late reply. I've been called to work late.

    May 14, 2013

  • Steve

    Didn't have time to finish, sorry for late cancellation.

    May 10, 2013

  • Anthony

    If you still cannot RSVP, come by anyway. My official rule (though it has never had to be enforced) is to allow people who don't RSVP to attend the meeting if some people who RSVP don't show up. Usually, there are people who don't come, so you'll likely be able to join us. :-)

    May 10, 2013

  • Julianne

    can I still come to the discussion even though it is closed?

    May 9, 2013

  • Karen

    Would love to join the Cloud Atlas discussion if any spots open up! I really enjoyed reading it just a few months ago while traveling and would love to hear other peoples opinions and interpretations.

    May 2, 2013

  • Charlie K.

    I'll let you know if my next shoulder surgery is scheduled before the meeting, in which case I won't make it. But I bought the book!

    April 15, 2013

  • Anthony

    In case any of you are wondering, there are two reasons I am posting this meetup two months in advance. One, the book is relatively long. Two, as I'm finding out myself, checking out copies of the book from public libraries may require requesting a hold and waiting a while. I'm guessing that the movie version has gotten people interested in the book. :-)

    March 14, 2013

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