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David Mitchell and Inventing ‘Inaccurate But Plausible’ Dialogue

Reading “The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet” was another amazing moment in my education about what historical fiction can be. My first watershed moment occurred earlier this year, when I read “Signal & Noise” by John Griesemer. I devoured … Continue reading

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Could Someone Get Used to Reading Flipbacks All the Time?

After writing so many posts about flipback books, I read two of them in a row this summer–first the amazingly complex and beautiful “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell, then “The Other Hand” by Chris Cleave. I hadn’t read either author … Continue reading

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I Ordered My Flipback!

It’s still June 29 here in Oregon, but it’s the 30th in England, so I just purchased “Cloud Atlas” by David Mitchell over at http://www.flipbackbooks.com. Although the £9.99 pricetag seemed quite reasonable, I nearly balked at the £11 shipping to America. This fascination I … Continue reading

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