History Literature / CloudAtlas

5th Jul '17 12:31:53 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* EternalEnglish: Averted. Ewing's and Frobisher's writing perfectly evokes the English of their eras. In 2144, many spellings are truncated (particularly, "gh" seems to have been dropped entirely, resulting in "lite" and "thoro", etc.; additionally, "exactly" has become "xactly", etc.) and brand names have substituted several everyday terms ("disney" versus "film"). Both spelling and grammar have changed a good deal [[AfterTheEnd after the Fall]], although Meronym speaks it in a more twentieth century form in her communication with her ship's captain.


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* NuSpelling: In 2144, many spellings are truncated (particularly, "gh" seems to have been dropped entirely, resulting in "lite" and "thoro", etc.; additionally, "exactly" has become "xactly", etc.) and brand names have substituted several everyday terms ("disney" versus "film"). Both spelling and grammar have changed a good deal [[AfterTheEnd after the Fall]], although Meronym speaks it in a more twentieth century form in her communication with her ship's captain.
20th Mar '17 7:49:44 PM MercutioDreams
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** "An atlas o(f) clouds."
5th Feb '17 2:03:26 PM shokoshu
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*** [[BilingualBonus In Greek]], "néa sou kopros" would be "your new shit".
3rd Jan '17 8:06:32 AM mlefevers
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* BittersweetEnding: They each story ends ranges from tragic to uplifting, so in the end, the story as a whole is bittersweet. The last (chronological) story ends with only a few human survivors and the likely extinction of humanity, whereas the last (actual) few pages of the book end with a stirring monologue from Adam Ewing, declaring the need to fight for good and equality despite constant setbacks.

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* BittersweetEnding: They The ending of each individual story ends ranges from tragic to uplifting, so in the end, the story book as a whole is bittersweet. The last (chronological) story ends with only a few human survivors and the likely extinction of humanity, whereas the last (actual) few pages of the book end with a stirring monologue from Adam Ewing, declaring the need to fight for good and equality despite hopelessness and constant setbacks.
3rd Jan '17 8:05:31 AM mlefevers
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* BittersweetEnding: They each story ends ranges from tragic to uplifting, so in the end, the story as a whole is bittersweet. The very last chronological story involves [[spoiler: civilization fleeing Earth and moving off-world toward an unknown but hopeful future]].

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* BittersweetEnding: They each story ends ranges from tragic to uplifting, so in the end, the story as a whole is bittersweet. The very last chronological (chronological) story involves [[spoiler: civilization fleeing Earth ends with only a few human survivors and moving off-world toward an unknown but hopeful future]].the likely extinction of humanity, whereas the last (actual) few pages of the book end with a stirring monologue from Adam Ewing, declaring the need to fight for good and equality despite constant setbacks.
28th Oct '16 3:19:48 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Hae-Joo Im in the 2100s, bordering on OneManArmy levels. And Zachry when he has to fight Kona cannibals.
31st Jul '16 5:14:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: Frobisher's era. His letters read like a particularly bitter PGWodehouse novel.

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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: Frobisher's era. His letters read like a particularly bitter PGWodehouse Creator/PGWodehouse novel.
24th Jul '16 9:46:13 PM Beatlemania
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* ''An Orison of Sonmi~451'' (2144): Sonmi~451, a fabricant, a genetically-engineered clone, employed at the Papa Song's diner chain. She lives in Nea So Copros (formerly Korea, named Neo Seoul in the film adaptation) in a dystopian near future. Fabricants have been created as slaves to a capitalist, totalitarian society -- and Sonmi had the misfortune of developing intelligence far beyond the limits of her genetic engineering. Her story is told in a final interview, during which she's allowed to tell an uncensored account of her entire life. The recording of this interview, called an orison, is viewed by...

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* ''An Orison of Sonmi~451'' (2144): Sonmi~451, a fabricant, a genetically-engineered clone, employed at the Papa Song's diner chain. She lives in Nea So Copros (formerly Korea, ([[UsefulNotes/{{NorthKorea}} formerly]] [[UsefulNotes/{{SouthKorea}} Korea]], named Neo Seoul UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}} in the film adaptation) in a dystopian near future. Fabricants have been created as slaves to a capitalist, totalitarian society -- and Sonmi had the misfortune of developing intelligence far beyond the limits of her genetic engineering. Her story is told in a final interview, during which she's allowed to tell an uncensored account of her entire life. The recording of this interview, called an orison, is viewed by...
21st Apr '16 6:35:34 PM igordebraga
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* NoPaperFuture: 2144. The Fabricants thought a book was a broken computer, and where surprised to inside find "[[Literature/{{Cinderella}} the grimy server serving three ugly sisters]]; [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs seven stunted fabricants carrying bizarre cutlery behind a shining girl]]; [[Literature/HanselAndGretel a house built of candy]]".
14th Feb '16 3:30:02 AM eroock
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The third novel by David Mitchell ({{n|amesTheSame}}o, not ''Series/{{that|MitchellAndWebbLook}}'' Creator/DavidMitchell), '''''Cloud Atlas''''' is a sweeping epic that connects wildly different genres and writing styles into a single narrative. The novel consists of six nested stories, each set in a different place and era, moving forwards in time from the 19th century all the way to the future AfterTheEnd. Each story and style is a {{pastiche}} of the most recognisable examples of the genre (which the characters swiftly realise and comment on), and lovingly combines old clichés with new twists. A comet-shaped birthmark appears in each story, generally on the protagonist, and the characters often recognize names, places, and experiences from other stories. In order of introduction, the six stories are:

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The third novel by David Mitchell ({{n|amesTheSame}}o, not ''Series/{{that|MitchellAndWebbLook}}'' Creator/DavidMitchell), '''''Cloud Atlas''''' ''Cloud Atlas'' is a sweeping epic that connects wildly different genres and writing styles into a single narrative. The novel consists of six nested stories, each set in a different place and era, moving forwards in time from the 19th century all the way to the future AfterTheEnd. Each story and style is a {{pastiche}} of the most recognisable examples of the genre (which the characters swiftly realise and comment on), and lovingly combines old clichés with new twists. A comet-shaped birthmark appears in each story, generally on the protagonist, and the characters often recognize names, places, and experiences from other stories. In order of introduction, the six stories are:
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