History Literature / CloudAtlas

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:
12th Feb '16 6:53:35 PM Synchronicity
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* FramingDevice: Adam Ewing's story was documented in his journal, which is being read by Robert Frobisher, whose story is in turn unfolding in letters he writes to his lover Rufus Sixsmith. Sixsmith is also a character in Luisa Rey's story, the events of which are packaged into a novel and are being read by Timothy Cavendish. A film based on his shenanigans is eventually made, which Sonmi-451 watches. Sonmi tells her own story in the interview leading up to her execution, which is viewed by Zachry and the rest of the characters of ''Sloosha's Crossin'''.
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