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Their author is Robert Frobisher, a talented young musician and a caddish bounder of the first water.

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Frobisher has recently taken up a post as amanuensis to a once-famous Edwardian composer - now blinded by syphilis and rotting slowly in a damp Belgian chateau. But this narrative is likewise soon left hanging, as the scene changes to s California.

Luisa Rey, a feisty reporter, is investigating a cover-up at a nuclear reactor when she finds Frobisher's letters to Rufus Sixsmith, an elderly atomic physicist, recently deceased. The first "Luisa Rey Mystery" then turns up on the desk of Timothy Cavendish, david mitchell atlasul norilor fruity and unscrupulous vanity publisher in present-day London.


Two further such devices propel the action progressively into the future. The first takes place in a dystopian Korea of Naomi Klein's worst nightmares: There, a cloned slave named Somni, bred to david mitchell atlasul norilor in an underground fast-food eatery, is debriefed after a doomed attempt to transcend her station within the "corpocracy".

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Somni is then replaced by Zachry, a post-apocalyptic Hawaiian, telling how the remaining torch-bearers of civilisation have tried to protect themselves from marauding tribes bent on enslavement, pillage and rape. This narrative is the still point at the centre of the novel; the first to be told in full, before a link leads us back to the conclusion of Somni's narrative.

Thereafter, each soloist "re-continues" david mitchell atlasul norilor finishes david mitchell atlasul norilor or her story. Cloud Atlas, having travelled forward through time and space, then finishes where it began: The effect is quite startling - a mutant hybrid of HG Wells's The Time Machine and Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveller in which the main character picks up 10 novels in turn, each indirectly connected to the next, but in a different style and setting.

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The novel is, essentially, a grand fictional treatise about the will to power - whether corporate or tribal, personal or consumer. Yet I didn't write down who had the comet-shaped birth mark, so now I'm wondering which character had it in The Pacific Journal While reading the book, I had the feeling that I was climbing a huge mountain, towards the clouds, like Zachary and Meronym to the top of Mauna Kea.

Strange that the top and the bottom were somehow similar, although so far apart. Then I started the descent on the other side david mitchell atlasul norilor the mountain, to discover the second part of the stories. The movie, which I began to watch soon after, is much more confusing, with all the stories mingled together in a hodgepodge that is hard to follow.

The Matryoshka dolls david mitchell atlasul norilor is lost altogether. About what all this means I did get the idea that view spoiler [history repeats itself and that humankind drives itself to destruction, because the will to power is the backbone of society Nietzsche said it first - The will to power is the will to live.

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No matter david mitchell atlasul norilor far we get in terms of civilization and scientific progress, the thirst for power and wealth is never quenched. War is an eternal companion of humanity, there will never really be an end to it. The oppression of the weak, poor and less civilized will never really cease.

He didn't actually kill Vyvyan Ayrs in the book, or did I miss it?