Cloud Atlas

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Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell review – endless prog rock noodling
The acclaimed author of Cloud Atlas hits a bum note with this hackneyed story of a band in the late 1960s

Alex Preston

19, Jul, 2020 @8:00 AM

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‘What’ll happen if I try this?’: David Mitchell on writing Cloud Atlas
Bold and ambitious, this wildly inventive novel blurred genre boundaries in six interlinked stories. The author reveals his inspirations

David Mitchell

21, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The other side of Black Mirror: literary utopias offer the seeds of better real life
The rule of cynics and nihilists has led us to a dangerous place, where everything from healthcare to wind farms is declared intrusive, big-state meddling

Sandra Newman

14, May, 2019 @10:01 AM

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On my radar: novelist David Mitchell’s cultural highlights
The author on Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the best noodles outside Japan, and how he plans to catch the sunlight in Norway

Priya Elan

05, Jul, 2015 @9:15 AM

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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Guardian readers and Marta Bausells

05, Jan, 2015 @4:13 PM

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David Mitchell: 'I've been calling The Bone Clocks my midlife crisis novel'

The Books Interview: Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell is back with another multi-stranded, time-hopping epic, and he is favourite to win the Booker prize

Steven Poole

30, Aug, 2014 @7:30 AM

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David Mitchell: a storyteller of infinite richness | Observer profile
Profile: For the Cloud Atlas novelist, famed for playing with form, writing a short story on Twitter is just his latest challenge. But this is only the prelude to the big event, his eagerly awaited new novel

Hermione Hoby

19, Jul, 2014 @11:05 PM

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The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy – review
The story of five characters and the revelation of the bonds between them gets lost in the endless striving for beauty and significance, writes Chris Power

Chris Power

10, Aug, 2013 @9:00 AM

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Tom Hanks to star in adaptation of A Hologram for the King
Cloud Atlas co-director Tom Tykwer will reunite with star for film of Dave Eggers's novel about struggling US businessman

Ben Child

13, Jun, 2013 @3:07 PM

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Cloud Atlas – review

Film of the week: So David Mitchell's novel was filmable after all – but will you want to see it twice? asks Philip French

Philip French

24, Feb, 2013 @12:06 AM

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David Mitchell: 'I don't want to project myself as this great experimenter'

David Mitchell never imagined his novel Cloud Atlas, with its labyrinth of interlocking stories, could be adapted for the screen. So what made him entrust Hollywood with the challenge, asks Stuart Jeffries

Stuart Jeffries

08, Feb, 2013 @6:00 PM

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James D'Arcy: 'I delivered my first line and Anthony Hopkins burst out laughing'

Ryan Gilbey: The star of Hitchcock is versatile, nuanced and passionate. Yet James D'Arcy is so self-deprecating, he says he once got a Hollywood audition only because they thought he was Colin Firth

Ryan Gilbey

01, Feb, 2013 @7:00 AM

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