Tuesday, June 17, 2014
‘Cloud Atlas’ by David Mitchell
“In the first set, each solo is interrupted by its successor: in the second, each interruption is recontinued, in order.”
The novel tells six stories set at various eras of history, ranging from pre-abolition of slavery to a distant future where society has collapsed. Each narrator leaves behind a relic — letters, a composition, a holographic recording — that touches or has an influence upon someone who comes afterward.
With its nested vignettes, this book defies categorization: seafaring adventure, a battle of egos between a composer and protegee, political/environmental thriller, dystopian science fiction.
I chose this book as a prize selection for completing a reading log during adult summer reading last year. For every four titles I read or listened to, I was able to select a book. Watch for information about this year’s summer reading through Jackson County Library Services.
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal