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If you were trapped on a desert island and could only bring one book, you should bring one by David Mitchell.  Number9Dream, like his other books, Cloud Atlas (my favorite book of all time) and Black Swan Green, does not end once you finish reading it. Its characters, story, and themes will stay with you for the rest of your life.

From amazon.co.uk

From amazon.co.uk

The story, simply put, seeks to define the meaning of life.  It follows Eiji, whose search for his mystery father leads him to Tokyo, through the city’s opulent elite and seedy underbelly.

True to his style, Mitchell blurs fantasy and reality into a jumbled mess that suddenly makes sense only after you have finished the book. And to me, this is the best type of book.  I think of stories as little puzzle pieces that fit together to form who you are, and no person can be complete without a piece of Number9Dream.

 

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