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David MItchell is one of my favorite authors; I've read Cloud Atlas, "Thousand Autumns", 'Slade House" and a couple of other novels. Read morePublished 3 days ago by K. Mulroy
This book is not for weary or impatient. It's not for anyone who doesn't appreciate taking the scenic route. But it is very, very good.Published 13 days ago by Jason Wire
As is usual of this author, this book is well written with deep and intriguing characters. However the story wanders and really never goes anywhere.Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent read. A rich tapestry ad history and interwoven narratives. David Mitchell takes you on a convincing journey to a fascinating time and place.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Beautiful prose, and an illuminating look into the Dutch/Japanese trade at the end of the 18th Century. Highly recommended!Published 1 month ago by Janie NYC
This novel goes behind the facts you learnt in Australian history about the Dutch East India Company sailing along our Western coast, often with tragic outcomes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Judy Love
Extremely well written and researched. It details beautifully the clash of two cultures. A very literary historical fiction.Published 1 month ago by ellen guylas
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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