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David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

Writing has rules. There are a lot of rules you are supposed to never break. Don’t argue with me, because I’m right.

I’m halfway through David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas (yes, the one the movie is based on) and so far he has broken almost every rule you’re supposed to follow. He has six different protagonists. He uses six different narrative styles. He even headhops from character to character in the same chapter, the same paragraph.

So why is he forgiven for all these violations?

Because the book is that damned good.

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