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 Post subject: Re: Cloud Atlas
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Loved it....quite deep stuff though and left me scratching my head in one or two places. I noticed the book at home yesterday, so will probably read this to fill in the blanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Cloud Atlas
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 Post subject: Re: Cloud Atlas
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6/10. Nicely done but didn't get under my skin. The Zachary dialogue read well, but didn't translate so well to the screen I thought.

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 Post subject: Re: Cloud Atlas
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I struggle suspending reality enough to get through 'Star Wars', I've no chance with this!!!! What's the gist of it please?


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 Post subject: Re: Cloud Atlas
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Book - 6 Characters from the 19th century to the distant future and their interlocking lives. About 40 pages per chapter focusing on a character, often done in the style of an interview or journal. Then the story abruptly jumps forward to a future period, where some character will discover a portion of the journal etc of the previous character. It then goes back in time one by one and resolves each one in reverse order. Some themes of re-incarnation.

Film - the same but with more bludgeoning and more definitive re-incarnation (unless I just plain missed who was supposed to be who). It hops through the different time periods at random, rather than one at a time.

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 Post subject: Re: Cloud Atlas
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Thanks for this.

Book first, I reckon, then the film.

It sounds good but I'm glad I have some clue about it before I start - sounds like a lot of concentration is going to be needed, AND a physical book rather than Kindle version (I had to really discipline myself with 'The Time Traveller's Wife' which sounds a bit like Clousd Atlas Lite )


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Yeah I found the book more rewarding than the film. But certain sequences were easier to follow than others. The section in the middle uses an invented futuristic vernacular, a bit like A Clockwork Orange did. Much easier to follow in print than on screen I found.

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 Post subject: Re: Cloud Atlas
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Still haven't seen this. Typical. It'll probably be off when i get to he UK. The book is amazing, though. Totally worth it.

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