addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

April Meetup: Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell [Science Fiction and Fantasy]

We've read books from the Comedy, Family & Self, Crime, State of the Nation, and War & Travel lists already. But before we go back to the beginning, there's one more category to read from...

...and it's...Science Fiction and Fantasy!

This month, we're discussing David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas (2004)
A great palindrome of a novel, Mitchell's third book begins with the unfinished journal of an 18th-century mariner and hops through time, space and genres right up to the distant post-apocalyptic future. Then it hops all the way back down again, resolving each story in turn. These include a camp Ealing-style misadventure, an American thriller and an interview with a clone, all connected by a mysterious comet-shaped tattoo. Cloud Atlas was shortlisted for the Booker prize, but it's a lot more fun than the literary plaudits on the back cover might suggest.

 

About our venue:

**Please note that we've moved from the Parish Hall!

We're going to be in The Tabard instead (which is actually just across the road from St Michael and All Angels). 

We'll be on the far side of the pub (to the left as you're facing the pub from the outside.  And I'll have a sign so you can't miss us!

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was my first time, and was really nice to see other people's view.
    Specially, thanks to Michelle:)

    April 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I missed it, got stuck in a work delay. Loved the book and sure that the meet up was great

    April 13, 2011

  • Karl S.

    won't be down this month, unfortunately - a few things have come up over past few weeks and i haven't had a chance to read the book. hope it's a good night anyway.

    April 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone had a copy of the book that they'd finished reading and would be willing to lend me? I reserved it at the library about 7 weeks ago but they sent the notification to the wrong address (wrote 'at hotmail' instead of '@hotmail'). The new reservation should have arrived last Tuesday but still isn't there so I'm getting a wee bit worried now. Eternal gratitude and, of course, return loan of any book I've got if it's ever needed will be yours! Thanks Pip x

    April 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have got this book in the library and probably already too late but can I have a free copy of it as well? :)

    March 31, 2011

  • Shanthi

    Michelle
    Only one on the waiting list so far. How flexible are you about increasing the numbers. Not sure whether to start reading the book.I am assuming that at least one person is going to drop out!

    Sundeep

    Alas, won't be able to claim the free book in time, but thanks for offering.

    March 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sundeep, please save me a copy as well. Thank you! --Mary

    March 6, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sundeep,
    Thank you very much for offer of a copy of Cloud Atlas which I accept with pleasure. I will be at the March Meetup and hope to see you there. Claire

    February 20, 2011

  • Tara

    Hi Sundeep, I'd love a copy of the book as well. If you end up going to the March meetup I'll be there :)
    Thanks!

    February 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sundeep! I would like to have a copy of the book. I won't be at the March meetup, but if you could leave one with Michelle, I will meet up with her to get it (she doesn't live far from me). Thank you so much!

    February 19, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all,

    I will have access to loads of copies (30+) of this book - for free (as part of world book night) if anyone wants or needs one. I should be able to get hold of them before March 01, but am waiting to find out.

    I'm still on the waiting list for the next group, if I get on and I have the books I'll bring them with me. Otherwise contact me and maybe you can pick them up.

    Cheers!

    Sundeep.//

    February 16, 2011

13 went

  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy