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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell, Paula Wilcox, Jonathan Aris
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
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A Booker finalist and Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize winner, David Mitchell was called "prodigiously daring and imaginative" by Time and "a genius" by the New York Times Book Review. In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as Japan's outpost for the Dutch East... show more
A Booker finalist and Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize winner, David Mitchell was called "prodigiously daring and imaginative" by Time and "a genius" by the New York Times Book Review. In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as Japan's outpost for the Dutch East Indies Company. There, Jacob de Zoet has come to make a fortune large enough to return to Holland and marry the woman he loves."... always fresh and brilliant ..."—Boston Globe.
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781449837587
Publisher: Recorded Books
Minutes: 1136
Edition language: English
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MikeDI
MikeDI rated it
5.0 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell
I originally ordered this novel because it appeared when I did a search for time travel. Thousand Autumns, sounded like it fit the bill. Was I ever wrong but I got a novel that kept me going for a long time. If I tell you what Thousand Autumns really referred to, I'd have to put a spoiler alert on t...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
4.0 Review of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
This is a difficult book for me to review. I enjoyed many parts of it, but it never quite came together for me. The historical setting and the interesting characters should make this a no-brainer 5 star read for me, but I felt that the story bounced between the perspectives of too many characters ...
Words, words, words
Words, words, words rated it
5.0 The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet, A Novel
The day I discovered that David Mitchell the author was not David Mitchell the comedian I was so miserable I took an immediate dislike towards the fellow (the author that is) and refused to read anything by him for years. I was, no need to be polite about it, the very example of a perfect imbecile. ...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 Review: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
For me, the appeal of David Mitchell is his ability to write in any voice and nail it. It's a skill, but I'm sure it also requires significant research. In most of his novels, the reader is entertained by several of these voices from beginning to end. In a couple, Mitchell employs more traditional m...
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4.5 Serious reads
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet - It was my first encounter with David Mitchell although I have seen and loved the movie "Cloud Atlas" (I definitely have to read this novel). I can`t compare if Thousand Autumns is better or worse than Cloud Atlas, but I enjoyed it a lot. Writing style is quite...
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