Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell book review (Favorite)


“My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”

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Goodreads Rating: 4.01 ★★★★✰

My Rating: 5 ✦✦✦✦ (All Time Favorite)

Genre: Mindfuckery 🙂


People: So Bill what’s your favourite book…

Me: (Takes the Microphone) Cloud F$#@! Atlas!!!!! (Drops the Mic)

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 “A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”

Before Starting this book…

Reaching Halfway…

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Closing the book…

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“Books don’t offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.”

Utterly shocked & left completely speechless! Yes, this is the very same book that intimidated me to a level like no other and I am sure it will haunt me till my last breath because of its epicness. I am still not sure how Mitchell accomplished this masterpiece, How??? How??? The reason why I was held back from picking this book is the general opinion of it & if you are reading this don’t go looking into reviews about this because you will be ripped apart. I would advise you to plunge head first into Mitchell’s deep river of a book… Yes, some might crash into the rocks but those who find the flow just go with it and let your brain explode page after page after page

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“I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I’ll be waiting for you there.”

The plot of this book is totally bonkers, the author (bless him) managed to squeeze almost every genre into this one book and also slays each and every one of them. From The beginning of civilisation in New Zealand to Artificial intelligence in a futuristic Asia and everything in between. I was left amazed at the wonder of each narrative. The stories intertwine and unfold like a Matryoshka doll

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This is basically the plot of the book :0

He brought each character to life and connected them in some intricate way  through literature, music, art, letters etc. He captured this concept beautifully with a hint of reincarnation it played out masterfully. The stories are so different yet so similar to one another and will leave you breathless, I swear…

“Power, time, gravity, love. The forces that really kick ass are all invisible.”

Themes on top of Themes were explored to the max Philosophy of Human Civilization (without being too preachy) Religion & reincarnation, colonialism, racism, feminism, environmental issues, death, literature and so many  gems… Honestly, I think everyone who attempts this book will get something out of it (even if you won’t like the book) it opens such a wide platform for so many different conversations and it’s originality(Trust me I have never ever read such a book before) just elevates it to a whole other level.

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

I didn’t want it to end, I was online ready to order more of his works because his style is poetry to my eyes. I appreciate a book that can alter my perspective on life in general and also manages to introduce me to a new genre (or multiple genres) I will look forward to seeing more of his books. So if you are looking for a book that…

  • Has an original concept (or one that’s new to me)?
  • Multiple Narratives & Plot
  • Beautiful writing across different genres
  • Totally breaks the rules of the norm of literature
  • Colourful characters with amazing intellect
  • Just a badassery
  • Also my favourite book of all time (If you care that is)

P.S. If you have read this tell me about your experience plus recommend what book by Mitchell I should read next because I need more (Especially David Mitchell fans)

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Cloud Atlas video review for beginners (Here)

Thanks for reading :0


4 thoughts on “Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell book review (Favorite)

  1. “I don’t believe it was a fluke that I saw you first. I believe there is another world waiting for us, Sixsmith. A better world, and I’ll be waiting for you there. I believe we do not stay dead long. Find me beneath the Corsican stars, where we first kissed.”

    Yours eternally, K.O.

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