I was blown away by Ghostwritten and really liked Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.
I really wanted to love this one too and was quite entertained by it although I found the start a bit slow. It's left me strangely unsatisfied in the end though - I think maybe because I don't 'get' the Big Theme?
Loss of twin, seeks father, kinda 'finds' mother. Engaging description of life in Tokyo. Pulp violence.
So far, so good. But I must be missing something, surely? It's David Mitchell afterall... And what's the connection to Lennon's Number 9 Dream ??
Any literature bods out there happy to share their take on things??
Well, no, I would not want to be too negative about it. I read it almost in one sitting and I will read it again (I am quite wont to reread things... ). I just feel I am missing something. Something obvious. Hm.