Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell – Dystopian Books Review

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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Novel Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas offers a combination of six interlinked stories published by the British author David Mitchell and allows the reader to move into and explore an imaginative reading environment. The plot aims to describe the essence of human nature and the subsequent creation thereof. The essence of the book is speculative and out of the ordinary that makes it an interesting read to appreciate.

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Author: David Mitchell

Genre: Speculative Fiction/Fantastical Fiction/Dystopian Fiction 

Pages: 509

Goodreads Rating: 4.02 of 5

My Rating: 8 out of 10

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Review and Summary of the Dystopian Novel Cloud Atlas

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David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas offers a rollercoaster ride and takes you to different worlds. It describes each tale in a different time with a unique ending. The first story in the novel starts in the Chatham Islands in the middle 19th century. It revolves around Adam Ewing, an American lawyer from San Francisco. Ewing eagerly awaits repairs to his ship to join the California Gold Rush. The second story starts in Zedelghem where Robert Frobisher a poor musician attempt to tell a tale in the form of love letters and send them to his lover Rufus Sixsmith.

The third story is a thrilling novel performed in the fictional land of Buenas Yerbas and starts with Luisa Rey, who is a Journalist and meets Rufus Sixsmith in an elevator. The fourth story offers a humorous approach set in Britain. Timothy Cavendish, a 65-year-old vanity press publisher run away from the brothers of one his gangster clients. Their book experiences an increase in sales after a murder took place of a book critic.

The fifth story illustrates the Korea futuristic state. The narrative is in an interview form between Sonmi 451 and an ‘’archivist’’ who records the tale after her detention.  The sixth story a central version of the series of narratives Zachry, an old man, tells the tale of his youth and uses a future English dialect. He lives in a post-apocalyptic society in the Hawaiian Island.

Final Say on the Dystopian Novel Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell classically interwove the stories and offers six tales melded together and formulated into one excellent piece of fiction to interest the reader. The author tells the stories intelligently, and the narrative offers a puzzle for all the fiction lovers. The imaginative detail permits the book to present a great work of fiction. The book Cloud Atlas displays an exceptional storyline and plot that made me give the book an 8 out of 10 ratings.

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