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About a third of the way through the book, the story hits a brick wall and slows down considerably. This almost lead me to put it down. Read morePublished 8 days ago by aaron cleavland
Excellent book on a subject (Dutch traders in Japan) that was new to me. I really enjoy Mitchell's writing.Published 17 days ago by bayhorse19
This novel provides an excellent window into the relationship between Japan and the Dutch East India Company at the turn of the 19th century. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Selchie
I've read this book twice. Fantastic novel, engrossing story and characters. I'm hooked on David Mitchell. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Weston James Ulfig
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|Where to start with Mitchell: here or with Cloud Atlas?||
I was faced with the same heart-stopping dilemma upon reading the rave reviews for The Thousand Autumns, which led me to look up the other books by Mitchell, where I discovered the equally as rave reviews and TomHanksian movie plans for Cloud Atlas. I decided to start with The Thousand Autumns... Read More
Jul 13, 2010 by A. McMillan | See all 21 posts
"Know"? No. Willing to entertain possibilities? Sure. First, I think the ability is revealed to show that Enomoto appears to have "magical" abilities. Certainly, a person able to kill small creatures with what appears to be nothing more than the power of his mind is not firmly... Read More
Jun 7, 2011 by Westsider | See all 3 posts
|List of Characters in The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet||
I just loved this book. I was hoping it would win. Its a great historic fiction.
Writing is superb. All I care is how much i enjoyed reading this book.
Nov 10, 2010 by Reva Sharma | See all 10 posts
|Master of Go||
That's a really great insight. I was trying to find some kind of over-arching them in 1000 Autumns, but unlike Cloud Atlas, it seemed to not have one or be very vague at best. Not to say I didn't love this novel, of course. But I think you really might be on to something... the novel... Read More
Jul 3, 2011 by Jonathon | See all 6 posts
It's not made explicitly clear, Kevin, but the most reasonable implication is that the captain in Zoet saw his own son Tristram, also a redhead who died bravely in battle.
Aug 20, 2010 by Martin Zook | See all 5 posts
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