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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

MY WISHFUL WEDNESDAY [ 17 ] : "CLOUD ATLAS"



MY WISHFUL WEDNESDAY ( 17

Hi hi booklovers, it’s February on Wishful Wednesday, you know that’s mean ... just another day when you can said it ‘out-loud’ (literaly) your book wishes. Today I would choose ‘love-theme’, after all it is near Valentine’s Day (^_^)... and I have several books in many varian on the love themes. This first week I would really want to read this book, specially after seeing the movie adaptation. It’s not my usual habit to watch movies adaptations before reading it, but this book already makes me ‘frightening’ even before begin to read it, some told that the story quite interesting but very very complicated. Now, I love complicated story, but this respons coming from book-reader who I know got skill into seeking ‘hard-core books’ – so imagine my feeling after hearing those comment. That’s why I choose to see the movie first, just to get those ‘story ‘ on my head, before I decided to finally read it. And the reactions I’ve got was very much overwhelmed by how creative and deep the author write-down the story about life-love-death of human being. Well, did you got my clue yet ?? Very well, it’s an amazing story from the book called “CLOUD ATLAS” by David Mitchell, story with simple theme but have a complicated plot and setting from past-present-future, mixing in the same line.


[ Amazon.co.uk Review ] :
It's hard not to become ensnared by words beginning with the letter B, when attempting to describe Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell's third novel. It's a big book, for start, bold in scope and execution--a bravura literary performance, possibly. (Let's steer clear of breathtaking for now.) Then, of course, Mitchell was among Granta's Best of Young British Novelists and his second novel number9dreamwas shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Characters with birthmarks in the shape of comets are a motif; as are boats. Oh and one of the six narratives strands of the book--where coincidentally Robert Frobisher, a young composer, dreams up "a sextet for overlapping soloists" entitled Cloud Atlas--is set in Belgium, not far from Bruges. (See what I mean?)

Structured rather akin to a Chinese puzzle or a set of Matrioshka dolls, there are dazzling shifts in genre and voice and the stories leak into each other with incidents and people being passed on like batons in a relay race. The 19th-century journals of an American notary in the Pacific that open the novel are subsequently unearthed 80 years later on by Frobisher in the library of the ageing, syphilitic maestro he's trying to fleece. Frobisher's waspish letters to his old Cambridge crony, Rufus Sexsmith, in turn surface when Rufus, (by the 1970s a leading nuclear scientist) is murdered. A novelistic account of the journalist Luisa Rey's investigation into Rufus' death finds its way to Timothy Cavendish, a London vanity publisher with an author who has an ingenious method of silencing a snide reviewer. And in a near-dystopian Blade Runner-esque future, a genetically engineered fast food waitress sees a movie based on Cavendish's unfortunate internment in a Hull retirement home. (Cavendish himself wonders how a director called Lars might wish to tackle his plight). All this is less tricky than it sounds, only the lone "Zachary" chapter, told in Pacific Islander dialect (all "dingos'n'ravens", "brekker" and "f'llowin'"s) is an exercise in style too far. Not all the threads quite connect but nonetheless Mitchell binds them into a quite spellbinding rumination on human nature, power, oppression, race, colonialism and consumerism. --Travis Elborough

[ source : fantasticfiction.uk ]

I will posted my thoughs regarding the movie adaptation after ‘trying’ read the book (someone kindly enough to send me e-book version, finger-cross I would read it starting this week, ghosh,  I’m kind nervous to begin with ... but the story really good, so be brave hey your-self). Any body want to join with me reading this book ?? Well, if not, you can join me in this Blog Hop by following these intructions below : 

MY WISHFUL WEDNESDAY HOP 
  • Silakan follow blog Book to Share – atau tambahkan di blogroll/link blogmu =)
  • Buat posting mengenai buku-buku (boleh lebih dari 1) yang jadi inceran kalian minggu ini, mulai dari yang bakal segera dibeli, sampai yang paling mustahil dan hanya sebatas mimpi. Oya, sertakan juga alasan kenapa buku itu masuk dalam wishlist kalian ya!
  • Tinggalkan link postingan Wishful Wednesday kalian di Mr. Linky (klik saja tombol Mr. Linky di bagian bawah post). Kalau mau, silakan tambahkan button Wishful Wednesday di posting kalian.
  • Mari saling berkunjung ke sesama blogger yang sudah ikut share wishlistnya di hari Rabu =)
Best Regards, 

4 comments :

  1. ini belum ada terjemahan bahasa Indonesianya yah

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  2. jeng jeng jeng.. Nambah lagiii MASUK WISHLIIST >_<

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  3. pengen bangettttt buku ini...tapi deg2an takut gak ngerti heueheuehe

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  4. gyaah....nyari2 nggak nemu

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