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Extremely well written and researched. It details beautifully the clash of two cultures. A very literary historical fiction.Published 7 days ago by ellen guylas
I'm a big fan of David Mitchell and loved The Bone Clocks. It was to my great surprise that this book is a prequel to that story, but set in 18th century Japan. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Caroline K.
Historical style of language made it very difficult to follow plot combined with Dutch and Japanese character names made it impossible.Published 28 days ago by Debra A. Knotek
Complex story, very descriptive, interesting characters but one is overwhelmed by detail. The medical historical portion is well researched and described. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Val G. Hemming
This is the third book by this author that I have read. This started more slowly but became engrossing.Published 1 month ago by Suzanne
I looked forward to engaging in this novel of historical fiction, to enter a turn-of-the-nineteenth-century world, particularly that of a turn-of-the-nineteenth-century Japan. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D.Beyer
Another enjoyable, gripping and believable story. If you like books that spur your imagination, then give this book a try.Published 1 month ago by Red Merle
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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 11 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