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Beautifully written, engaging story, exciting, thoughtful. I want to read everything by David MitchellPublished 4 days ago by Mary Schlech
Unbelievably moving and fascinating - I still can't believe I almost passed this one up. I bought it used, and wow do I pity the person who left a bookmark at page 180 when the... Read morePublished 6 days ago by E
David Mitchell loves to write books that challenge him as a writer, and writing historical fiction about a Dutch trading post in the bay of Nagasaki certainly qualifies --... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Erik Moeller
<rave>This is an incredible book.</rave>
Now that that's taken care of, I can try to discuss this rationally. Read more
It is almost impossible to put a David Mitchell novel down. I know I will read him again and again, but I have to recover my missed hours of sleep first.Published 1 month ago by stanc
Great insights into the Dutch presence in the far east in the days before James Clavell's Shogun. Excellent story, well told.Published 2 months ago by Dennis Aron
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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Jason Wire
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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