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Sometimes when I read I book I feel like I am watching the story on television. But, when reading this book I felt like I was really there, which is amazing, since Japan around... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Doug D.
Wonderful writer - just a comment - I love the way, if you have read other books by Mitchell, you have inside information or secret knowledge. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Polly Price
great story. once again, David Mitchell did not disappoint.Published 1 month ago by José Maria Rocha Abecasis
I'm interested in the subject but the reading of the dialect was difficult for me. I will try to find a more easily readable book about that time.Published 1 month ago by Edith Anita
The characters were really convincing and the story was interesting. Mitchell can say a lot in just a few words.Published 1 month ago by Sylvia Keepers
It was fascinating and entertaining. Learning about the history of Dejima at the turn of the 1800s interesting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by StanMan
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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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