This is the second of David Mitchell’s books that I have read and honestly, I can’t pick a favourite between this and Cloud Atlas! After hearing that this was not as good as Mitchell’s other works, with it being his first novel, I wasn’t really expecting much to be honest but I was pleasantly surprised.
This novel is split into ten distinct sections, set in different locations across the globe and with different characters, but as the story progresses these sections begin to link together in subtle ways.
Some reviewers have pointed out that the writing styles of these sections are quite similar, especially compared to the very distinct voices of each section in Cloud Atlas, and though this may be true I really enjoyed the slight changes in the voice and tone of each section.
Overall I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to try David Mitchell’s work or anyone who likes fiction to be a little unusual, something that will surprise you.
4 out of 5 stars!