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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
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jdlowry, January 22, 2010

I don't know which characteristic of this novel is the most awe-inspiring--Mitchell's effortless transitions between wildly diverging genres, the way all those genre-stories fit together into something that transcends genre, or the wrenchingness of the fate Mitchell postulates for intelligent human life. This is a book for a long stay on a desert island--I could read it 100 times and still find new thinking points.
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