One of the books I devoured in my holidays:
I had never bothered with Cloud Atlas, because I'd seen the film (which didn't really work for me) and hate reading books when images (and the actors playing the characters) are already stuck in my mind, but then I figured I'd give this a try.
I thought it was indeed fantastic, a stylistic tour de force, a riveting read and a real page turner. Any fans - and any suggestion on what I should pick up next?
I like him: I think he’s a great storyteller with a fine style and a head overflowing with ideas, and he is excellent on character and detail, though I also find him a little lightweight and frivolous.
I think that The Bone Clocks
is his most enjoyable so far but I did like Cloud Atlas
. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
was also very good - the most human and affecting of the ones I’ve read - and introduces some of the ideas (and even characters) from The Bone Clocks
I read one of his earlier (pre-Cloud Atlas
) efforts and didn't think much of it.
He did a novella recently which ties in with Bone Clocks