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David Mitchell (1) (1969–)

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Obras por David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas (2004) 17,253 exemplares
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (2010) 5,862 exemplares
Black Swan Green (2006) 5,215 exemplares
The Bone Clocks (2014) 4,833 exemplares
Ghostwritten (1999) 3,905 exemplares
Number9Dream (2001) 3,175 exemplares
Slade House (2015) 3,148 exemplares
Utopia Avenue (2020) 1,086 exemplares
The Right Sort 7 exemplares
The Massive Rat 1 exemplar
Whirlwind of Time 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Wizard of Earthsea (1968) — Introdução, algumas edições15,474 exemplares
The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) — Prefácio, algumas edições15,405 exemplares
The Woman in the Dunes (1964) — Introdução, algumas edições2,985 exemplares
The Reason I Jump (2007) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,817 exemplares
Riddley Walker (1980) — Posfácio, algumas edições1,314 exemplares
The Book of Other People (2008) — Contribuidor — 729 exemplares
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories (2004) — Contribuidor — 663 exemplares
The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands (2018) — Contribuidor — 380 exemplares
Granta 81: Best of Young British Novelists 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 272 exemplares
Cloud Atlas [2012 film] (2012) 252 exemplares
Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism (2017) — Translator and Introduction, algumas edições161 exemplares
Granta 127: Japan (2014) — Contribuidor — 120 exemplares
Science Fiction Stories (1979) — Ilustrador, algumas edições116 exemplares
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet (2011) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
How To Be Invisible (2018) — Introdução — 79 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 42 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): Multiples (2013) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
A Riot of Goldfish (2010) — Prefácio, algumas edições45 exemplares
New Writing 13 (2005) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

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Mitchell, David
Nome legal
Mitchell, David Stephen
Data de nascimento
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Southport, Lancashire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Malvern, Worcestershire, England, UK
Hiroshima, Japan
Sicily, Italy
University of Kent (BA - English and American Literature, Comparative Literature)
Yoshida, Keiko (wife)
Prémios e menções honrosas
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (1999)
Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World (2007)
Granta's Best of Young British Novelists (2003)

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David Stephen Mitchell (born 12 January 1969) is an English novelist and screenwriter.

He has written nine novels, two of which, number9dream (2001) and Cloud Atlas (2004), were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also written articles for several newspapers, most notably for The Guardian, and translated several books about autism from Japanese to English.

Following the release of the 2012 film adaptation of Cloud Atlas, Mitchell started working as a screenwriter alongside Lana Wachowski, one of Cloud Atlas' three directors; together with Aleksandar Hemon, they wrote the series finale of the television series Sense8 and the upcoming film The Matrix 4.

Mitchell was born in Southport in Lancashire (now Merseyside), England, and raised in Malvern, Worcestershire. He was educated at Hanley Castle High School and at the University of Kent, where he obtained a degree in English and American Literature followed by an M.A. in Comparative Literature.

Mitchell lived in Sicily for a year, then moved to Hiroshima, Japan, where he taught English to technical students for eight years, before returning to England, where he could live on his earnings as a writer and support his pregnant wife.

David Mitchell contributed the unpublished manuscript for 2015 to the Future Library project, of "From me flows what you call time". See the Guardian article; also the Bookseller article.



Cloud Atlas Group Read: Spoiler Thread Week Two em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Outubro 2020)
BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE OCTOBER 2015 - DUNMORE & MITCHELL em 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Janeiro 2016)
Slade House: First Impressions em One LibraryThing, One Book (Novembro 2015)
2014 Booker Prize longlist: The Bone Clocks em Booker Prize (Setembro 2014)
Chat about... Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell em The SF&F Book Chat (Março 2013)
Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: Week Two em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Julho 2011)
Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: Week One em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Junho 2011)
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Group Read em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Junho 2011)
Cloud Atlas Group Read: Spoiler Thread Week One em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Janeiro 2011)
Cloud Atlas Group Read: General Discussion Thread em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Janeiro 2011)


I really enjoyed reading this, but ultimately didn't think it was very good. Essentially there are two plot threads: one a reasonably straight-forward historical fiction, about a Dutchman struggling to live in a trading station in early 19th century Japan; the second involves more adventure/suspense/mystery elements, and is really far less convincing - with clichéd characters. It kinda felt to me like Mitchell lacked confidence in the first plot and so tried to ginger the book along with something a bit more uptempo, but for me it undermined the whole thing. Certainly, I felt that the second half (two thirds? not sure) didn't live up to the promise of the first part of the book. That said, I did really enjoy reading it - but any recommendation would be qualified.… (mais)
thisisstephenbetts | 307 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2023 |
summing up a decade like the 1960s, in music and societal change, is a pretty ambitious project. and dropping into that a conclusion to a long and timeslippy book series like David Mitchell's Horologists, which began life set around the much earlier Dutch East India Company, is a dicey proposition, pulled off mostly by backgrounding that ending so the mainframe 1960s stuff doesn't get ploughed under along the way. the story centers around a fictional band called Utopia Avenue, and it works largely by making the band members live so vividly that as a reader you want them all so badly to survive and grow. it's beautifully written, like all of David Mitchell's work, and it's a work worth cherishing, for the time, the places, and the characters, while marvelling at how closely the author manages to capture the chaos, the aspirations, and the mad creativity of that time.… (mais)
macha | 69 outras críticas | Nov 24, 2023 |
Like all David Mitchell's books, I loved Black Swan Green. It's told from the perspective of 13 yr old Jason Taylor, growing up in 1981 England. A bit reminiscent of the Adrian Mole Diaries, the first person narrative let's us ride along in Adrian's mind as he experiences early adolescence.

There's only a slight hint of the surreal that permeates some of Mitchell's other books, but that's ok - it's a different type of story. The writing itself is beautiful - sometimes lyrical - and the imminent monologue and dialogues are spot-on for tone. Highly recommend!… (mais)
decaturmamaof2 | 212 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |
I think this is the first book I've rated 5 stars in 8 years. A friend rated it and said it was a chore to read. This was refreshingly not a chore for me.

To quote Tom Hanks: "It is one story about six people who through their choices between cruelty and kindness affect the world for generations to come." And to quote Frobisher, a character from one of the stories, talking about parts in a piece of music yet not coincidentally fitting the book itself, ... "each in its own language of key, scale, and color. In the first set, each solo is interrupted by its successor: in the second, each interruption is recontinued, in order. Revolutionary or gimmicky?"

I see the comet as a symbol of the opportunity each character (and thus each of us?) has to break from the masses and choose a different path; to choose between doing good or following status quo, bravery or cowardice, taking and giving chances, leaving a legacy for future generations or not, and trusting in others or shutting them out. And these are simple examples from a complex book.

This seems to be one of those divisive books that one either loves or hates. I happen to fall on the "love it" side.
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MahanaU | 669 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |


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