Just so everybody’s clear (because my heart plummeted to the ground when I saw it in the bookstore today, only to realize it was a different book), there are actually two novels named The Cloud Atlas. One is a first novel by Liam Callanan. The other is written by Ghostwritten author David Mitchell. Since Mitchell has the hype of a million gods right now, fair is fair. Here’s a Detroit Free Press review for the Callanan book, and here’s Callanan’s website.