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David Mitchell (1) (1969–)

Autor(a) de Cloud Atlas

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Obras de David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas (2004) 17,541 cópias
Black Swan Green (2006) 5,252 cópias
The Bone Clocks (2014) 4,933 cópias
Ghostwritten (1999) 3,931 cópias
Slade House (2015) 3,211 cópias
Number9Dream (2001) 3,201 cópias
Utopia Avenue (2020) 1,120 cópias
The Right Sort 7 cópias
The Massive Rat 1 exemplar(es)
Earth calling Taylor 1 exemplar(es)
Whirlwind of Time 1 exemplar(es)
Dénouement 1 exemplar(es)
Sample of CLOUD ATLAS — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

A Wizard of Earthsea (1968) — Introdução, algumas edições15,751 cópias
The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) — Prefácio, algumas edições15,739 cópias
The Woman in the Dunes (1964) — Introdução, algumas edições3,040 cópias
The Reason I Jump (2007) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,857 cópias
Riddley Walker (1980) — Posfácio, algumas edições1,329 cópias
The Book of Other People (2008) — Contribuinte — 736 cópias
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories (2004) — Contribuinte — 665 cópias
The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands (2018) — Contribuinte — 398 cópias
Granta 81: Best of Young British Novelists 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 273 cópias
Cloud Atlas [2012 film] (2012) 253 cópias
Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism (2017) — Translator and Introduction, algumas edições168 cópias
Granta 127: Japan (2014) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Science Fiction Stories (1979) — Ilustrador, algumas edições119 cópias
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet (2011) — Contribuinte — 89 cópias
How To Be Invisible (2018) — Introdução — 84 cópias
A Riot of Goldfish (2010) — Prefácio, algumas edições45 cópias
New Writing 13 (2005) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Mitchell, David
Nome de batismo
Mitchell, David Stephen
Data de nascimento
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Southport, Lancashire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Malvern, Worcestershire, England, UK
Hiroshima, Japan
Sicily, Italy
University of Kent (BA - English and American Literature, Comparative Literature)
Yoshida, Keiko (wife)
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (1999)
Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World (2007)
Granta's Best of Young British Novelists (2003)
Pequena biografia
David Stephen Mitchell (born 12 January 1969) is an English novelist and screenwriter.

He has written nine novels, two of which, number9dream (2001) and Cloud Atlas (2004), were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also written articles for several newspapers, most notably for The Guardian, and translated several books about autism from Japanese to English.

Following the release of the 2012 film adaptation of Cloud Atlas, Mitchell started working as a screenwriter alongside Lana Wachowski, one of Cloud Atlas' three directors; together with Aleksandar Hemon, they wrote the series finale of the television series Sense8 and the upcoming film The Matrix 4.

Mitchell was born in Southport in Lancashire (now Merseyside), England, and raised in Malvern, Worcestershire. He was educated at Hanley Castle High School and at the University of Kent, where he obtained a degree in English and American Literature followed by an M.A. in Comparative Literature.

Mitchell lived in Sicily for a year, then moved to Hiroshima, Japan, where he taught English to technical students for eight years, before returning to England, where he could live on his earnings as a writer and support his pregnant wife.

David Mitchell contributed the unpublished manuscript for 2015 to the Future Library project, of "From me flows what you call time". See the Guardian article; also the Bookseller article.



Cloud Atlas Group Read: Spoiler Thread Week Two em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Outubro 2020)
BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE OCTOBER 2015 - DUNMORE & MITCHELL em 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Janeiro 2016)
Slade House: First Impressions em One LibraryThing, One Book (Novembro 2015)
2014 Booker Prize longlist: The Bone Clocks em Booker Prize (Setembro 2014)
Chat about... Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell em The SF&F Book Chat (Março 2013)
Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: Week Two em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Julho 2011)
Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: Week One em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Junho 2011)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Group Read em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Junho 2011)
Cloud Atlas Group Read: Spoiler Thread Week One em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Janeiro 2011)
Cloud Atlas Group Read: General Discussion Thread em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Janeiro 2011)


Similar to Cloud Atlas in terms of themes and general feeling. Apparently, Mitchell likes writing about living the hard life, survival versus principles, and ships.

It occurs to me that Mitchells books are permeated with melancholia. This beautiful sadness makes you respect and sympathise with main characters that try to make the best of their lives, even when they've been dealt a bad hand.

If you like this book, read Stoner (Williams) and Shogun (Clavell) next.
jd7h | outras 310 resenhas | Feb 18, 2024 |
Absolute loved the prose, the seemingly effortless switches between era's and genres. Sometimes the film is more satisfactory in the sense that the producers have provided more dramatic climaxes, but since it's just an abridged version of the book it also contains more plotholes.
This book made me think.
jd7h | outras 677 resenhas | Feb 18, 2024 |
By the end I enjoyed David Mitchell's Number9dream but there were times I wanted to give up on this novel it was so bizarre. It begins easily enough, the narrator, Eiji Miyake, is a 20-year-old newly arrived in Tokyo from a faraway Japanese island. He is in search of his father who he has never met and has no name for, just the name of a lawyer who deals with the maintenance this father pays. Eiji is persistent as the reader is fed bits of his back story, including the story of his alcoholic mother who he has little contact with. Eiji has adventures, jobs and meets people in Tokyo while thinking up new ways to find his father. There are gruesome sections with gangsters in his search and a love interest. This is all played around the streets and neigbourhoods of a hot and humid Tokyo, which came alive as he walked and ran through the city. The difficult parts were dream sequences and fantasies that occasionally had a clumsy feel to them but were also as disconcerting for a reader as I guess David Mitchell wanted them to be. Eiji is lost in the city and often feels alone and the reader walks by his side. There were also fairytales that were intreesting but didn't move the plot on. All in all it was a good read that sometimes took a little sticking to.… (mais)
CarolKub | outras 78 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |
This was my first David Mitchell and I think I can say that I'm a fan and will certainly pick up his other work (at least Cloud Atlas which I've had on my nightstand for years!) However, I'm not completely sure what I thought about The Bone Clocks.

Parts of it were wonderful but there were almost as many parts that were very slow and that never tied themselves to the main story enough to justify their presence in the book.

I would love to read more about the individual horologists and their lives. I really enjoyed the parts about Marinus as a young serf and his initial meetings with Xi Lo and Holokai and would like to know more about their metalives. I also want to know what happened to Hugo Lamb after he got into the car in Switzerland. There's so much that I'd rather have seen than all the time spent with Crispin Hershey.

Overall, a mixed thumbs-up.

… (mais)
hmonkeyreads | outras 288 resenhas | Jan 25, 2024 |


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