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To read, or not to read...,
This review is from: Cloud Atlas (Hardcover)
With the mixed reviews, that is the question!
This is a big read. Quite long, and filled with connections, but it is very rewarding.
So, read it if you have the time and the mental energy. On holiday, for example. Do not get this book and think you can do 20 pages a night and just dip into it. It will need your time.
It will also need your patience. I found it hard to get into, and nearly gave up during the first part. Just as I was getting into the first part, it finished and the second part started and I felt like I was starting again.
But keep going and you will get to the point where it all starts to come together.
I would also suggest that you find out as little as possible about the plot. Let the plot reveal itself. Don't read the reviews that give it away and don't surf around looking for comment and insight into it. Let the intricateness reveal itself naturally.
If you have the time and patience you will find a wonderful book.
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Initial post: 30 Apr 2013 16:16:07 BDT
Mrs. Angela Anderson says:
Glad I read this review , as I hve just started reading the book and am finding it hard to get into . Thinking maybe of putting it down , but the advice to give it a go is good.
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2013 16:47:44 BDT
Fight on my friend, fight on!
Posted on 25 Jul 2013 10:24:17 BDT
Adrian Maxwell says:
'..... if you have the time and the mental energy...'. Patience. Hard to get into. Keep Going. Holiday reading? This is not what Caxton had in mind.
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