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David Mitchell - Der ​Wolkenatlas
Sechs ​Lebenswege, die sich unmöglich kreuzen können: darunter ein amerikanischer Anwalt, der um 1850 Ozeanien erforscht, ein britischer Komponist, der 1931 vor seinen Gläubigern nach Belgien flieht, und ein koreanischer Klon, der in der Zukunft wegen des Verbrechens angeklagt wird, ein Mensch sein zu wollen. Und dennoch sind diese Geschichten miteinander verwoben. Mitchells originelle Menschheitsgeschichte katapultiert den Leser durch Räume, Zeiten, Genres und Erzählstile und liest sich dabei so leicht und fesselnd wie ein Abenteuerroman. „David Mitchell nimmt den Leser mit auf eine literarische Achterbahnfahrt. Und man wünscht sich, diese Reise möge nie enden.“ (A.S. Byatt)

David Mitchell - Utopia ​Avenue
Utopia ​Avenue are the strangest British band you've never heard of. Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967 and fronted by folksinger Elf Holloway, guitar demigod Jasper de Zoet and blues bassist Dean Moss, Utopia Avenue released only two LPs during its brief and blazing journey from the clubs of Soho and draughty ballrooms to Top of the Pops and the cusp of chart success, to glory in Amsterdam, prison in Rome and a fateful American fortnight in the autumn of 1968. David Mitchell's new novel tells the unexpurgated story of Utopia Avenue; of riots in the streets and revolutions in the head; of drugs, thugs, madness, love, sex, death, art; of the families we choose and the ones we don't; of fame's Faustian pact and stardom's wobbly ladder. Can we change the world in turbulent times, or does the world change us? Utopia means 'nowhere' but could a shinier world be within grasp, if only we had a map?

David Mitchell - The ​Bone Clocks
Following ​a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: a sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life. For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics—and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly’s life, affecting all the people Holly loves—even the ones who are not yet born. A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting from occupied Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list—all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder.

David Mitchell - Omul ​de ianuarie
În ​Omul de ianuarie, vocea lui Jason Taylor, un băiat de treisprezece ani din cel mai liniștit sat din Worcestershire, este la fel de puternică precum cea a lui Holden Caulfield din romanul De veghe în lanul de secară. La începutul anilor ’80, în Anglia încă bântuită de spectrul Războiului Rece, maturizarea lui Jason se petrece sub auspiciile întâmplărilor dramatice care pun stăpânire pe întreaga lume – e totodată vremea recesiunii lui Margaret Thatcher, a muzicii celor de la Duran Duran, a taberelor de țigani nomazi ajunși și în satul Black Swan Green –, o lume șocantă, greu de înțeles pentru un adolescent. Dar adevăratul război este pentru Jason cel de acasă, din mijlocul familiei pe cale să se destrame, și de la școală, unde luptele dintre băieți sunt dure și lasă urme adânci asupra unei firi contemplative și sensibile ca a celui care publică versuri sub pseudonim. De la prima dezamăgire trăită când fata de care se îndrăgostește, Dawn Madden, îi întoarce spatele, și de la culpa morală resimțită când provoacă, fără intenție, un accident grav, Jason e prins într-o serie de întâmplări care sfârșesc prin a-i schimba definitiv perspectiva asupra lucrurilor și chiar viața.

David Mitchell - Black ​Swan Green
It's ​a dank January in the Worcestershire village of Black Swan Green and thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor - covert stammerer and reluctant poet - anticipates a stultifying year in the deadest village on Earth. But Jason hasn't reckoned with a junta of bullies, simmering family discord, the Falklands War, an exotic Belgian emigre, a threatened gypsy invasion and the caprices of those mysterious entities known as girls. _Black Swan Green_ charts thirteen months in the black hole between childhood and adolescence, set against the sunset of an agrarian England still overshadowed by the Cold War. Wry, painful, funny and vibrant with the stuff of life, it is David Mitchell's subtlest and most captivating achievement to date.

David Mitchell - The ​Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Imagine ​an empire that has shut out the world for a century and a half. No one can leave, foreigners are excluded, their religions banned and their ideas deeply mistrusted. Yet a narrow window onto this nation-fortress still exists: an artificial walled island connected to a mainland port, and manned by a handful of European traders. And locked as the land-gate may be, it cannot prevent the meeting of minds - or hearts. The nation was Japan, the port was Nagasaki and the island was Dejima, to where David Mitchell's panoramic novel transports us in the year 1799. For one Dutch clerk, Jacob de Zoet, a dark adventure of duplicity, love, guilt, faith and murder is about to begin -- and all the while, unbeknownst to him and his feuding compatriots, the axis of global power is turning...

David Mitchell - Robert Webb - This ​Mitchell and Webb Book
Dive ​into the bizarre yet strangely familiar world of Mitchell and Webb – the wittiest men on television, or anywhere else. From the two finest comedians of their generation comes the ultimate Christmas comedy book – lavishly illustrated in colour, containing all sorts of outrageous stuff that will have you laughing into the spring and beyond. David Mitchell and Robert Webb have been hard at work cramming all the comic genius that marked their award-winning TV and radio shows into one very beautiful and very funny hardback book. Ted the snooker commentator's Hello Magazine photo shoot will be unveiled for the very first time, and expect guest appearances from Dr Jonathan Miller and CSI's David Caruso. David and Rob have also unearthed Hitler's lost text messages and some notes Peter Mandelson left on his fridge. They will offer tips on surviving the credit crunch for all those that need them. Expect a board game put together by Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar, a guide to the cheeses of Saudi Arabia, and news of the ever-expanding range of Mitchell and Webb products. This Mitchell and Webb book will be supported by a frankly enormous marketing budget and stunning publicity everywhere. This will be the best comedy book for a long time, not least because David and Robert have put every page together themselves.

David Mitchell - Csontórák
Miután ​csúnyán összeveszik az anyjával, a tizenöt éves Holly Sykes dacosan otthagyja az otthonát. Nem szökni akar, csupán bebizonyítani, hogy ő már nem gyerek, ám a távolléte alatt súlyos tragédia éri a családját, ami hatással lesz Holly egész életére, a szeretteire… …és azokra, akiket még nem is ismer. Egy cambridge-i egyetemista, aki vagyonért semmitől nem riad vissza; egy nyughatatlan újságíró, aki a család és a haditudósítás között vacillál; egy megkeseredett író, aki egyre távolabb sodródik a sikertől - az ő életük prizmáján keresztül rajzolódik ki Holly sorsa. Ahogy telik az idő és elketyeg az élet, fény derül egy misztikus csoport létezésére, és egy egész élet látomásai és véletlenei értelmet nyernek egy szürreális, láthatatlan háborúban, amely a világunk peremén zajlik. David Mitchell, a Felhőatlasz szerzője ismét egy korokon és kontinenseken átívelő, epikus történetet alkotott, amely egyszerre sorsregény, metafizikai thriller és meditáció halandóságról és túlélésről.

David Mitchell - Slade ​House
From ​“one of the most electric writers alive” (The Boston Globe) comes a taut, intricately woven, spine-chilling, reality-warping short novel. Set across five decades, beginning in 1979 and coming to its electrifying conclusion on October 31, 2015, Slade House is the perfect book to curl up with on a dark and stormy night.

David Mitchell - Ghostwritten
An ​apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what connects him to a jazz buff in Tokyo? A woman on a holy mountain talks to a tree - and the tree talks back - unaware of the effect the financial irregularities of a burnt-out lawyer will have on her life. Add to this - a Mongolian gangster, a redundant English spy in Petersburg with a knack for forging masterpieces, a despondent 'zookeeper', a nuclear scientist, a ghostwriter, a ghost, and a late night New York DJ whose hard-boiled scepticism has been his undoing. All of them have tales to tell, and all must play their part as they are caught up in the inescapable forces of cause and effect.

David Mitchell - number9dream
As ​Eiji Miyake's twentieth birthday nears, he sets out for the seething metropolis of Tokyo to find the father he has never met. There, he begins a thrilling, whirlwind journey where dreams, memories and reality collide then diverge as Eiji is caught up in a feverish succession of encounters by turn bizarre, hilarious and shockingly dangerous. But until Eiji has fallen in love and exorcised his childhood demons, the belonging he craves will remain, tantalizingly, just beyond his grasp...

David Mitchell - Dishonesty ​is the Second-Best Policy
if ​you’re determined to give it a go, you might enjoy this eclectic collection (or eclection) of David Mitchell’s attempts to make light of all that darkness. Scampi, politics, the Olympics, terrorism, exercise, rude street names, inheritance tax, salad cream, proportional representation and farts are all touched upon by Mitchell’s unremitting laser of chit-chat, as he negotiates a path between the commercialisation of Christmas and the true spirit of Halloween. Read this book and slightly change your life!

David Mitchell - Cloud ​Atlas
'Souls ​cross ages like clouds cross skies...' A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified dinery server on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation. The narrators of _Cloud Atlas_ hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small. In his extraordinary third novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity's dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us.

David Mitchell - Back ​Story
David ​Mitchell, who you may know for his inappropriate anger on every TV panel show except Never Mind the Buzzcocks, his look of permanent discomfort on C4 sex comedy Peep Show, his online commenter-baiting in The Observer or just for wearing a stick-on moustache in That Mitchell and Webb Look, has written a book about his life. As well as giving a specific account of every single time he's scored some smack, this disgusting memoir also details: • the singular, pitbull-infested charm of the FRP (‘Flat Roofed Pub’) • the curious French habit of injecting everyone in the arse rather than the arm • why, by the time he got to Cambridge, he really, really needed a drink • the pain of being denied a childhood birthday party at McDonalds • the satisfaction of writing jokes about suicide • how doing quite a lot of walking around London helps with his sciatica • trying to pretend he isn’t a total **** at Robert Webb’s wedding • that he has fallen in love at LOT, but rarely done anything about it • why it would be worse to bump into Michael Palin than Hitler on holiday • that he’s not David Mitchell the novelist. Despite what David Miliband might think

David Mitchell - Szellemírók
Mitchell ​könyvében szellem járja be a világot. Gazdatestről gazdatestre vándorol, keresi a neki rendelt formát és életet, akárcsak a szerző, aki a buldog szívósságával követi nyomon kilenc főszereplője életét a világ kilenc különböző pontján: a terrorista szektatagét Okinavában, a lemezbolti eladóét Tokióban, az angol pénzmosó ügynökét Hongkongban, a buddhista teaárus öregasszonyét Kínában, a gazdát kereső lényét Kínában, a műkincstolvaj teremőrlányét Szentpétervárott, a - szellemíró - dobosét Londonban, a CIA elől bujkáló atomfizikusnőét Írországban és az éjszakai rádiós műsorvezetőét New Yorkban. És bár e hősök nincsenek tudatában, milyen bizarr és kísérteties módon kapcsolódik egymáshoz életük, Mitchell mindvégig magabiztosan tartja kezében a szálakat, sőt arra is ügyel, hogy akkor se gabalyodjanak össze, amikor egy közelgő üstökös formájában már-már becsap a mennykő.

David Mitchell - Felhőatlasz
MINDEN ​ÖSSZEFÜGG Egy zaklatott életű ifjú zeneszerző az ihlet pillanatában ráérez az örökkévalóságra. Sorsszerű viszonyok, cinikus érzelmek és látnoki szerelmek motívumaiból hat történet rajzolódik ki, melyek mindegyike túlmutat önmagán – egy leírhatatlan harmónia felé. Ez az átkozottul tökéletes összhang szólal meg a Felhőatlasz olvasóiban. David Mitchell bravúros felépítésű, virtuóz nyelvezetű művében az összefonódó életek minden időbeli és térbeli határt átlépve hatnak egymásra. A lelkek korokon és kontinenseken át vándorolnak, akár az égbolton átvonuló felhők. De ki irányítja sorsunkat: mi magunk vagy valamilyen külső erő? Képesek vagyunk-e tanulni a múltból, az előző életekből, vagy az emberiség újra és újra elköveti ugyanazokat a hibákat? A regényből a Mátrix-trilógia és A parfüm rendezői forgattak vibrálóan szellemes filmet. „Az eddigi legmerészebb vállalkozás… egyedi teljesítmény egy rendkívül tehetséges és nagyratörő író tollából.” – Matt Thorne, Independent on Sunday „David Mitchell egy hullámvasútra csábítja olvasóit, akik először vonakodva szállnak fel, de miután belevágtak a kalandba, nem akarják, hogy véget érjen az út. Velem legalábbis ez történt.” – A.S. Byatt, Guardian „A jövőbe látás, az elmélkedés és a szórakoztatás ragyogó, elégikus egyvelege.” – Neel Mukherjee, The Times „A mód, ahogy Mitchell a Felhőatlasz történetét elmeséli, valósággal rabul ejtett.” – Lawrence Norfolk,