David Mitchell


This is a novel which focuses on different characters and places of the world split into 10 parts. They are all short stories in themselves however the broader narrative is that they all connect in different ways to create one overarching story.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book however there were bits that were difficult to follow because of the narrative style. There were a lot of connections between the parts that I missed so a lot of the book made sense to me after I’d finished and read the Wikipedia page. It is quite rewarding to find the connections and piece them together as the book goes on and the use of locations around the world make the story more expansive and interesting.

I’d recommend because the overall story is enjoyable, and I don’t think the ending disappointed. Despite it being hard to follow along sometimes there is a certain excitement within the flow of each story which gets better as the book progresses.