Cloud Atlas

Haven’t finished the book yet (actually I’m pretty much in the middle of it), but I’m quite amazed by the Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. The book consists of six stories. All unfolding like a diary, all in different times, all in different writing style, and all are entangled, but you only slowly understand the relation of the different people, times, and situations.

My favorite character isTimothy Cavendish. His narrative style is hilarious. I had to force myself not to laugh out aloud in the bus the other day.

Tiny excerpt (only in German…):

Zuweilen flitzt das flauschige Kaninchen Fassungslosigkeit so rasant um die Kurve, dass der Windhund Sprache perplex in der Startbox sitzen bleibt.