This is David Mitchell’s first novel, but my third by him. Like Cloud Atlas, it consists of a number of stories that seem independent but in some small ways all have something to do with each other. Lot’s of “isn’t that… ooooh” moments for me. The science fiction like futuristic chapter in the end, which is inspired by the work of Asimov but in which I also saw Iain M. Banks, surprised me but I loved it. I guess if you like (love) David Mitchell, you’ll love this, if not, then stay away. For me, it was brilliant and I adored it.