David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas has made the Booker shortlist. Again, we here at Return of the Reluctant cannot say enough about how fantastic the book is and how disappointed we are that the American copy is only available in paperback. The novel deserves nearly every plaudit it has received. However, if you need additional arguments, here are a few U.S. receptions:
- Mark’s thread
- Jeff Turrentine, The Washington Post, August 22, 2004
- Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix, August 27, 2004
- Tom Bissell, The New York Times, August 29, 2004
Unreadable? Not on this side of the Atlantic, baby. The Telegraph must be very embarassed right now.