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By David Mitchell

ISBN-10: 0307483045

ISBN-13: 9780307483041

From David Mitchell, the Booker Prize nominee, award-winning author and one of many featured authors in Granta’s “Best of younger British Novelists 2003” factor, comes his hugely expected 3rd novel, a piece of mind-bending mind's eye and scope.

A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan’s California; a conceit writer fleeing his gangland collectors; a genetically converted “dinery server” on death-row; and Zachry, a tender Pacific Islander witnessing the dusk of technology and civilisation -- the narrators of Cloud Atlas pay attention each one other’s echoes down the hall of historical past, and their destinies are replaced in methods nice and small.

In his attractive 3rd novel, David Mitchell erases the limits of language, style and time to supply a meditation on humanity’s harmful will to energy, and the place it may well lead us.

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Later— Cpt. Molyneux, it transpires, suffers from a medical complaint which, if untreated, may impair those divers skills demanded of his station. The captain has therefore proposed to Henry that my friend voyage with us to Honolulu (victualing & private berth gratis), assuming the responsibilities both of Ship’s Doctor & personal physician to Cpt. Molyneux until our arrival. My friend explained he had intended to return to London, but Cpt. Molyneux was most insistent. Henry promised to think the matter over & come to a decision by Friday morning, the day now set for the Prophetess’s departure.

Resolute & bleak was his demand. ” With a terrible calmness & certitude, he pressed its tip against his throat. I told the Indian he was mad. “I not mad, you no help I, you kill I, just same. ) “So kill I. Say to others I attack you, so you kill I. I ain’t be fish food, Mr. Ewing. ” Cursing my conscience singly, my fortune doubly & Mr. D’Arnoq trebly, I bade him sheath his knife & for Heaven’s sake conceal himself lest one of the crew hear and come knocking. I promised to approach the captain at breakfast, for to interrupt his slumbers would only ensure the doom of the enterprise.

Younger men argued the creed of Peace did not encompass foreign cannibals of whom their ancestors knew nothing. The Moriori must kill or be killed. Elders urged appeasement, for as long as the Moriori preserved their mana with their land, their gods & ancestors would deliver the race from harm. ”) The elders won the day, but it mattered little. “When lacking numerical superiority,” Mr. ” The Ngati Tama & Ngati Mutunga had held councils of their own. The Moriori menfolk returned from their parliament to ambushes & a night of infamy beyond nightmare, of butchery, of villages torched, of rapine, of men & women, impaled in rows on beaches, of children hiding in holes, scented & dismembered by hunting dogs.

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