number9dream by David Mitchellnumber9dream by David Mitchell


byDavid Mitchell

Paperback | April 4, 2002

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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2001

The second novel from the critically-acclaimed author of GHOSTWRITTEN and CLOUD ATLAS.

As Eiji Miyake's twentieth birthday nears, he arrives in Tokyo with a mission - to locate the father he has never met. So begins a search that takes him into the seething city's underworld, its lost property offices and video arcades, and on a journey that zigzags from reality to the realm of dreams. But until Eiji has fallen in love and exorcised his childhood demons, the belonging he craves will remain, tantalizingly, just beyond his grasp.

Born in 1969, David Mitchell grew up in Worcestershire. After graduating from Kent University, he taught English in Japan, where he wrote his first novel, Ghostwritten. Published in 1999, it was awarded the Mail on Sunday John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, number9dream, was sh...
Title:number9dreamFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 4, 2002Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0340747978

ISBN - 13:9780340747971

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book This book really plays between the real world and the dream state, which can be difficult to follow if you're not focused, but is very worth devoting the time to.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book A novel which is formed by nine tiny stories of different genre, happening in different places of the world but linked by appearances of respective characters. The author knows so much about cultures of different Asian and European places. I am fascinated by the inside knowledge and spot on perception of the various mentalities of different characters. Amazing plot of the intertwining stories. I love this book.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Ok but this read a bit like derivative Murakami; not as good as DM's other books
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from diappointing I am a huge fan of David Mitchell (I recommend Cloud Atlas to everyone!), but I had a lot of trouble with number9dream. It was so disjointed and all over the place that it was hard to concentrate and remain interested in anything that was happening. I know Mitchell tends to have plots that seem to be going nowhere but then they all connect up and you are left knowing everything did have a meaning and all those steps actually went somewhere. number9dream is not like that. It felt as if Mitchell had a bunch of bits and pieces he had written lying around and decided to just throw them together into a novel. None of it connects together, not much of it makes sense. I was deeply disappointed with this book. Read Cloud Atlas by him instead. It is a brilliant, brilliant book.
Date published: 2010-04-22

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Even more dazzling than GHOSTWRITTEN.-Matt Thorne, Independent on Sunday