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This is the third book by this author that I have read. This started more slowly but became engrossing.Published 7 days 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 18 days 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 18 days ago by Red Merle
The book is beautifully written and full of vivid characters with a plot that I found difficult to predict. I enjoyed the themes that pervaded the writing.Published 21 days ago by Nancy OR
This is a typical David Mitchell performance, but better I think than Cloud Atlas and Black Swan Green. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tony Covatta
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by bayhorse19
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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