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Ghostwritten
Ghostwritten
Ghostwritten
Аудиокнига15 часов

Ghostwritten

Написано David Mitchell

Озвучено Tom Weiner

Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд

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David Mitchell's electrifying debut novel takes readers on a mesmerizing trek across a world of human experience through a series of ingeniously linked narratives. Oblivious to the bizarre ways in which their lives intersect, nine characters-a terrorist in Okinawa, a record-shop clerk in Tokyo, a money-laundering British financier in Hong Kong, an old woman running a tea shack in China, a transmigrating "noncorpum" entity seeking a human host in Mongolia, a gallery-attendant-cum-art-thief in Petersburg, a drummer in London, a female physicist in Ireland, and a radio deejay in New York-hurtle toward a shared destiny of astonishing impact. Like the book's one non-human narrator, Mitchell latches onto his host characters and invades their lives with parasitic precision, making Ghostwritten a sprawling and brilliant literary relief map of the modern world.
ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательRecorded Books Audio
Дата выпуска26 апр. 2013 г.
ISBN9781470361105
Ghostwritten

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  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Love David Mitchell. This is no exception: what a truly magnificent storyteller he is. Such craft and finesse, beautiful characters and evocative settings. I saw a lot of similarities between 'Ghostwritten' and his later works, including some recurring characters whom Mitchell weaves in and out of his narratives from book to book. I loved 'Ghostwritten' and as a debut novel, I'm struggling to recall a more profound and satisfying first impression. So, three and a half stars? I was racing through the book, loving the way each story was threaded to the others. Alas, I found the 'Night Train' story a bit anticlimactic and way too dystopian for my sensitive palate. Unfortunately (for me) I see so much truth and possibility in the stark future Mitchell describes. I'd emphasize that this is merely one man's opinion, and it hardly detracted from a terrific read. Mitchell is by some distance the most creative force in global contemporary fiction, and I'd recommend any of his works to new readers. My life is enriched by these books....thank you, David.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Ehhhh ... this is a complicated novel, not an easy read, nine different stories you have to get in to, which takes quite an effort. And it is not a fast read, making that you lose track of the connections between the stories, so a reread is necessary. Not the perfect novel then, but very well written and intriguing. Poetic, moving at times, hilarious, exciting, a symphony of styles.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Having read this before the deservedly praised Cloud Atlas was published, this outstanding debut is still possibly my favourite David Mitchell novel. It shares the loosely linked story structure, and in some cases the linkage is very loose, but all of the sections are fascinatingly different. Having said which, it is now quite a long time since I read it so I don't know how well some of the more topical sections have dated.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    4.5 stars is probably closer, but I'll bump it up to five for its nonstop narrative inventiveness.
    How could this book have been around for 10 years without me having heard about it? Unbelievably imaginative and original first novel. The central Mongolia section is a tour de force, and all the other sections have compelling moments and serve their purpose in weaving the many threads of the story together. The Clear Island section, with its somewhat cartoonish spectre of US military espionage hijinks, verges the closest on genre stereotypes, but the novel finishes strong, and I look forward to rereading it in a few years after I've caught up with Mitchell's more recent works.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    I started this book a couple of years ago, read 30 pages, and stopped. I couldn't get into it. I restarted it last night and couldn't put it down. I don't know what has changed or how I've changed in the last few years but I am loving this book.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    What a crazy, crazy book. Mitchell is absurdly inventive in weaving together so many disparate stories into one (generally) fluid novel. The storyboard for this thing must've looked like something Russell Crowe put together in A Beautiful Mind. This book is not easy to read because 1) it's very complexly written, 2) it has a non-linear plot, 3) the same characters keep popping up over and over but sometimes you'll just meet them in passing so it's a bit hard to keep everything straight, and 4) it's fairly heavy/depressing. That being said, I would absolutely recommend it. And I imagine it'll make an excellent re-read later on.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    I had very high expectations for this book. The advertised concept of having stories told in different voices culminating in a common ending sounded really intriguing.
    Essentially the book is told in turn by 9 protagonists whose stories are linked together very subtly - sometimes so subtly that one might even miss the links if reading quickly. The voices differ to some extend but not as much as I expected. I kept waiting for the common conclusion to these stories, but except for the global events mentioned in the last story there was really nothing of the sort.
    The reader is left with these nine stories that raise some interesting philosophical points - some I really liked, some I did not really care for - and a confusing concluding chapter that really does nothing for the story arch. All in all a nice enough read, but I did feel rather disappointed due to the too high expectations.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    I read this after I read Cloud Atlas, and enjoyed seeing the name Timothy Cavendish and Luisa Rey again. I liked the reference to the comet shaped birthmark, too. I enjoyed the book, and found the linear connection easier to keep a handle on than the arc in Cloud Atlas, but also found it a bit too bogged down in how clever Mitchell thought he was being at times. There were moments when I just wanted him to get on with it. I also found the final section a bit contrived and awkward to read. Good first novel, though, and worth reading.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    I am a big fan of interconnected stories all rolled into a novel, and this one did not disappoint. I found the story lines intriguing, which occasionally took one to the very edge of reality with ghosts and quantum physics niggling their way in. I liked this enough to take on Mitchell's later works.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Wow! Dazzling storytelling in a wonderfully creative first novel.Read April 2005
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    I don't know what I was expecting, but Ghostwritten wasn't it. That said, it is a fascinating experiment in linked narratives not so much exploring cause and effect as chaos theory - can you blame a butterfly for flapping its wings? With a clutch of plot-driven narratives interspersed with slower, personal stories of love and ghosts, this is intriguing, well-written and at times showing its age.Not entirely satisfying - in either the individual narratives or as an overall package - but interesting and stylish.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    My favorite of Mitchell's books because I felt as though I could actually relate to some of his characters (though they are bizarre at times). I also like the fact that all the characters/events are related to each other in some way. This is Mitchell's first book, and his other ones (especially _Number 9 Dream_ and _Cloud Atlas_) employ similar plot devices, and share similar themes.
  • Рейтинг: 1 из 5 звезд
    1/5
    Utterly confusing, full of tedious details and paralell stories. Somehow depressing. I dropped it after 50 pages or so - it felt like it wouldn't have added anything new to my mind.