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2 Sentence Review: Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

December 15, 2010
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2 Sentence Review: Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

More of a character exploration than a novel, David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green) takes us through the minds of a terrorist, a jazz-loving adolescent, a spirit, and an aged, female entrepreneur in his debut, Ghostwritten. Not as polished as his later novels, Mitchell’s Japanese influence still peeks through as he threads the...
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Reading for Book Club: Going Public with a Private Pastime

September 24, 2010
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Reading for Book Club: Going Public with a Private Pastime

When I read alone, the only English major who could argue or fling around words like misogyny or existentialism would be me... and then I'd really be a pretentious asshole, wouldn't I? A pretentious asshole who also talks to herself.
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2 Sentence Review: number9dream by David Mitchell (novel)

July 14, 2010
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2 Sentence Review: number9dream by David Mitchell (novel)

At the Free Library of Philadelphia, David Mitchell told audience members that he is proud of his books in reverse order of publication – e.g., The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (2010), then Black Swan Green (2007), then Cloud Altas (2004) – except Ghostwritten (2001), his first novel, would probably come before his second...
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