number9dream

I thought I should write a post as it’s World Book Night.  I’ve just finished David Mitchell’s Number9dream (the name comes from the Beatles song and brilliantly captures the structure).  This novel has been recommended to me so many times that I felt I was missing out by not reading it.  Having read, it I’m not so sure, as it took me a number of goes to actually get into this one.  And I had to restart after a couple of breaks, which tells a tale in itself.

I do appreciate how this work was put together, and the innovative way in which different techniques were used to illustrate this story – 8 sequences.  But I felt it lacked warmth; by the end I was empathasing with the main chracter, Eiji Mikake and his search for his father, but it took me a long time to get there.

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