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I think that's half the point. Rebekah Send a noteboard - 15/08/2010 10:42:58 PM
And I don't feel the love of England in this book that I feel for Japan in his other stuff.

It's one way in which he twists the "genre" a little.Most semi-autobiographical works looking pack at childhood are coloured with a happy nostalgia. Mitchell's version is more realistic. Being a young teenager isn't actually all that great, and often we forget that.

So. I liked the book for that reason.

I've not yet read number9dream so I can't compare it with that. I've only read Cloud Atlas and this, but I want to read everything.

I'm going to his talk at the Edinburgh Book Festival, so that should be good.

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx
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I like David Mitchell. But this is definately my least favourite of his works. *NM* - 15/08/2010 10:14:39 PM 585 Views
Why? *NM* - 15/08/2010 10:26:45 PM 535 Views
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I think that's half the point. - 15/08/2010 10:42:58 PM 1248 Views
He's brilliant. Also Ghostwritten is AMAZING. I buy it for my friends! *NM* - 15/08/2010 10:44:43 PM 574 Views
Found this at the local second hand store for 4 euros. - 17/08/2010 08:37:42 PM 1035 Views
Oooh, nice. - 17/08/2010 08:42:10 PM 1135 Views
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Ok. I finally finished it. *slight spoilers* - 28/11/2010 11:22:29 AM 1218 Views

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