Category Archives: David Mitchell

number9dream, David Mitchell

I’ve liked most of what I’ve read of David Mitchell’s work. He writes in interesting ways – never satisfied in telling a story in the most straight forward way, he experiments with genres, styles and, writing forms; even in the … Continue reading

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Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

I have strong but mixed feelings about David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten. I love his style and the way he structures this collection of inter-related stories, but some of the content of those stories is jarringly crude. It’s a similar issue I’ve … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Away From Here…

I’m taking a two week break. I’ll be heading to Victoria to spend time in an 1850s granite cottage. A time of relaxation and hopefully a chance to have another slice of one of my favourite cakes, Raspberry Dacquoise, from … Continue reading

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Fictional Discoveries and a Memoir or Two

Looking back through this year’s reading list I find that I’ve discovered (and rediscovered) several authors that I’d love to read again. I’ve added their other books to my wishlist. Starting at the beginning of the year the discoveries have … Continue reading

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Cloud Atlas: literary seduction

My reading direction in the first few months of this year was set by David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. This book inspired a desire to read more “literary” fiction, something I’ve mostly neglected in recent years. I don’t know how long … Continue reading

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