Ghostwritten – David Mitchell

An unexpected delight. I remembered thoroughly enjoying Cloud Atlas, and I’d not expected this earlier novel to use a simpler version of the linked stories theme, and I enjoyed it just as much.

Each chapter features a different genre, time and place, and largely separate characters – but there are just the occasional chance connections between people that link all of them together – although you probably don’t realise the significance at the time. The result is a novel that illustrates the butterfly effect theory, although in this case it is hard to work out who is the butterfly and which (where?) is the tornado. link: Ghostwritten – David Mitchell