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Cloud Atlas
by David Mitchell | Literature & Fiction
Registered by DianeO of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on 3/6/2006
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by juhturo): to be read


15 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by DianeO from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, March 06, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Structured rather akin to a Chinese puzzle or a set of Matrioshka dolls, there are dazzling shifts in genre and voice and the stories leak into each other with incidents and people being passed on like batons in a relay race. 


Journal Entry 2 by DianeO from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, March 23, 2006

10 out of 10

The history, present and past of our world, of our lives all combined in a never-ending circle of good, evil and everything in between. Clever, complex, thought-provoking, epic in scope... what a challenge to construct this novel and what a result!

 


Journal Entry 3 by DianeO at -- Controlled Release in Chesterfield, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 14, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Released 11 yrs ago (5/14/2006 UTC) at -- Controlled Release in Chesterfield, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Accepted on relay - sorry for the delay in sending! 


Journal Entry 4 by winglmn60wing from Spotswood, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, May 16, 2006

This book has not been rated.

Thanks so much for this one,DianeO. I'm really looking forward to reading this... though given the size of Mt TBR, it may not be until 2007! 


Journal Entry 5 by winglmn60wing from Spotswood, Victoria Australia on Sunday, November 19, 2006

10 out of 10

Thank you sooooooooooooo much for sharing this one with me, DianeO! I've been raving to everyone I meet about this book, and have even bought my own copy (who says Bookcrossing hurts authors!?!) AND have recommended it to my 'real life' book group as a choice for 2007!
The structure of this book was novel and fascinating; the themes were relevant; the characters intriguing.... I don't usually give 10/10 for a book, but this one truly is innovative and well written.
I'm going to see if there's any interest in the bookcrossing community for this one as a bookray - otherwise, I'll make sure it's shared with another appreciative reader. 


Journal Entry 6 by winglmn60wing from Spotswood, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, November 22, 2006

This book has not been rated.

There's definitely enough interest in this for a bookray. So... here goes!

BookRay Instructions:
1. When you receive the book, please make a journal entry so everyone knows it has safely arrived.
2. When you finish the book, please make another journal entry to share some of your thoughts - enjoyed the book, or hated it?
3. Continue the BookRay by checking this journal entry for the latest list, and sending a PM to the person after you on the list requesting their postal address.
4. Please try to send on the book as soon as you can, preferably within 4-6 weeks. I know that Real Life has a way of intruding on our reading time, so if you need more time, that's not a problem at all. Either send me a PM to let me know or write a journal entry that the book is safe with you. Please feel free to ship via surface if needed once this heads international. Thanks! :)

Participants and shipping order are....

DrCris - Australia
livrecache - Australia
BellaMack - Australia
crimson-tide - Australia
Lisagt - Australia
cat207 - Australia
freelunch - Australia
lakelady2282 - Australia
Durham - Australia
GateGypsy - Canada
arturogrande - UK
martinburo - UK
JamsODonnellToo - Germany *book is here!

juhturo - Hungary
Hengameh - Iran

....and off into the wild!!!


Thanks for joining the ray.... and happy reading!!! 


Journal Entry 7 by DrCris from Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, November 29, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I received this in the mail today - first in the ray. It is next in line to read, so hopefully, it won't pause with me for too long. Hmmm. Do we get more reading time at Christmas, or less? 


Journal Entry 8 by DrCris from Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, December 09, 2006

9 out of 10

Wow. I loved this book. A magical puzzle of stories. There is a point (I'm sure I figured it out later than most) where the novel's structure becomes clear. At that point I just couldn't stop reading! I, too, am going to buy my own copy of this book. Sometimes I couldn't help thinking that this was an intellectual exercise, but that didn't make the experience poorer - I was wrapped up in the story AND the author's master plan. Compelling. Will be sending this on to livrecache this week. 


Journal Entry 9 by livrecache from Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Wednesday, December 13, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I'm falling behind! I got this book two days ago, and I'm only just journalling it. I am looking forward to reading it. Christmas is just such a jolly (ho, ho) busy time. I am over it. Bah humbug. I just want to sit and read! 


Journal Entry 10 by livrecache from Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Sunday, January 14, 2007

8 out of 10

It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'll be buying my own copy.

Thanks for sharing this in Australia, lmn60. Sending on to BellaMack. 


Journal Entry 11 by BellaMack from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Sunday, January 21, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Received today thanks livrecache for forwarding it on. I have quite a few books to get through right now - I seem to have had bookrings all arriving at once , its almost like a convention of bookrings happening on my bookshelf! Will get to it asap. 


Journal Entry 12 by BellaMack from St Helens, Tasmania Australia on Tuesday, February 06, 2007

This book has not been rated.

I just can't get into this book so will pm crimson-tide for an address and post it on. Thanks for sharing lmn60. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingcrimson-tidewing from Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, February 20, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safely today and added to the pile - number 3 or 4 I think.
Thanks all. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingcrimson-tidewing from Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

This book has not been rated.

As I'm well over the 4 week mark, I thought I'd better check in. Unfortunately this is the very busy time of year for us here on the property so I don't have as much time as usual for reading. I'm approx 2/3 through the book and really enjoying it, so thanks to all for your patience. 


Journal Entry 15 by wingcrimson-tidewing from Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Saturday, April 07, 2007

9 out of 10

An exceptional book. Its construction and the number of different voices, styles and genres makes it truly original and fascinating. Mitchell can write very well in all manner of styles and I'll certainly be looking out for his earlier books (and those to come of course!). The 6 great stories all weave together to make a brilliantly executed and stunning whole. Can't quite give it a 10 unfortunately, as I agree with livrecache that it had a pretty slow start, but I'll rate it 9 1/2.

Waiting on an address now - perhaps Lisagt has gone away for Easter?

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Edited to add:
Amazing! Just finished this journal entry and the address arrived - so will be posting Tuesday. 


Journal Entry 16 by Lisagt from Holsworthy, New South Wales Australia on Monday, April 16, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safely today ~ thanx crimson-tide for sending it on. There are two books before it so onto the TBR it goes! 


Journal Entry 17 by Lisagt from Holsworthy, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, May 06, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Look, I'm sorry but I just can't get into this book. This isn't the only book I've had trouble with lately but I have been unwell so maybe I just need to contact the next reader and have another go another time...
I really appreciate your generosity in sharing. 


Journal Entry 18 by cat207 from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Friday, May 11, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Arrived in today's mail. Thank you Lisagt, and thank you lmn60 for sharing. 


Journal Entry 19 by cat207 from Gladstone, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, May 15, 2007

8 out of 10

A most unusual book, with the underlying message a common thread throughout all the different stories. It does take some getting into but definitely worth the perseverance. I like the language of Sloosha's Crossing - it's where we're headed, methinks, and if you can't beat them, ya mytas'll joynum!

Off to freelunch in tomorrow's mail. 


Journal Entry 20 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Sunday, May 20, 2007

This book has not been rated.

received today, thanks cat207, and thanks lmn60 for oranizing this bookring.

I've a few books to read before I get to this one, but I'll be able to move it on before the specified six weeks pass. 


Journal Entry 21 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Saturday, May 26, 2007

This book has not been rated.

having a heck of a time getting into this book. the first two stories introduced do absolutely nothing for me.

I loved Ghostwritten so hopefully this one will improve if I stick with it...

 


Journal Entry 22 by freelunch from Cairns, Queensland Australia on Saturday, June 02, 2007

8 out of 10

so glad I stuck with this book which went from strength to strength after the first two segments.

I already have an address for lakelady2282 so I'll pop it in the mail tomorrow...

 


Journal Entry 23 by lakelady2282 from Lake Macquarie, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, June 19, 2007

This book has not been rated.

The book arrived safely yesterday. Thanks so much freelunch for posting it out and lmn60 for organising the ray. I do have two other bookring books before this one (as is always the way) but will get to it as soon as I can. 


Journal Entry 24 by lakelady2282 from Lake Macquarie, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, July 21, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Like several other readers, I did struggle with this book but not at the beginning. I had trouble with the second last and last voice. My favourite character was Luisa Rey, her name constantly reminding me of a book I read at school - the Bridge of San Luis Rey. I also enjoyed Robert Frobisher's story.
It certainly is an ingenuously crafted book. I loved the irony of the location of the last story in connection with the Exultation of the previous one. Will pm Durham soon. Thanks so much for sharing. 


Journal Entry 25 by lakelady2282 at Bookring in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, July 24, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Released 10 yrs ago (7/24/2007 UTC) at Bookring in by mail, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Journal Entry 26 by Durham from Katoomba, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, July 26, 2007

This book has not been rated.

This arrived yesterday. Started reading it last night but didn't get very far. As it has lots of positive reviews I'll persevere. 


Journal Entry 27 by Durham from Katoomba, New South Wales Australia on Monday, August 20, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Although this book sounded great I couldn't get past the first chapter. Posting it to Canada today. 


Journal Entry 28 by GateGypsy from Ladysmith, British Columbia Canada on Friday, November 16, 2007

This book has not been rated.

This arrive safe (though a bit chilly) in the mail today. As a fore-warning, I can almost certainly guarantee I won't be finishing it within the 4-6 week space of time. (Though I'm hoping to get a real leg-up on my bookring stack during Christmas holidays! I have a whole string of relatively short books I'm sure I could breeze through if I could only just get to them! **laughs** Right now I am reading Kafka on the Shore, which is kindof dense, and very Japanese.)

This, being one of the 1001, I am really looking forward to, even though it will take me a while to get to. Thank you so much for sharing, and thank you in advance for your patience. I promise it will move along! 


Journal Entry 29 by arturogrande from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 24, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Arrived safe and sound - thanks very much. 


Journal Entry 30 by arturogrande from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 14, 2008

9 out of 10

Wow - I was just blown away by this book! It was brilliant, dazzling and very clever and while the characters and situations cannot be called realistic, Mitchell's skill is such that they are all totally believable.
You may be tempted to skip a couple of the stories, but they are all vital to the structure of the narrative, so persevere with them.
Thanks so much, lmn60 for sharing this wonderful book. I'm just waiting for an address from martinburo and then it will be on its way. 


Journal Entry 31 by arturogrande from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 16, 2008

This book has not been rated.

Martinburo has asked to be skipped, so I'm now waiting for an address for JamsODonnellToo. 


Journal Entry 32 by JamsODonnellToo from Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, October 05, 2008

This book has not been rated.

book arrived last week, sorry it took so long to journal and thanks for sending it on! 


Journal Entry 33 by JamsODonnellToo from Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, April 09, 2009

8 out of 10

I read this book at last, and absolutely loved it. I'll definitely get a copy for myself. I wouldn't be able to tell which part of the story I liked best - Timothy Cavendish? Made me laugh out loud. Robert Frobisher? I thought I could "hear" his music. Luisa Rey? Deprived me of my sleep more than my baby daughter. Zach'ry? That was very special for me, I've spent a heck of a lot of time on the Big Island as an astronomy student, and recognizing the place in his post-apocalyptic tale gave me shivers!

I want to thank lmn60 so much for sending this wonderful book around, and for allowing me to keep it so long. I'll get in touch with the next ringoholic in line, and try to mail it on as soon as possible.

 


Journal Entry 34 by juhturo from Székesfehérvár, Fejér Hungary on Thursday, August 20, 2009

This book has not been rated.

The book arrived safely. thank you! I can hardly wait to read it. 


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