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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell I was expecting this book to eventually weave the stories together in a way that you didn't expect and to do it very well, but it did none of those things, the links were minor at best and had almost no effect on each individual story, each of the six stories would have been no worse for having no link with the others.

It annoys me that his book was such a disappointment to me as I really believed that a few of the six stories had potential, and would have been good stories if further developed in their own right but it never came together and they were all lacking in some respect when each one eventually concluded. Even as I approached the final few pages I was still holding out hope that it would come together in a way that would make me either understand or appreciate the book but it did neither.