Winner of the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.
A magnificent achievement and an engrossing experience, David Mitchell's first novel announced the arrival of one of the most exciting writers of the twenty-first century.
An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what links him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? Or to a Mongolian gangster, a woman on a holy mountain who talks to a tree, and a late night New York DJ?
Set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, Ghostwritten weaves together a host of characters, their interconnected destinies determined by the inescapable forces of cause and effect.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fizzypops - LibraryThing
Love David Mitchell. This is no exception: what a truly magnificent storyteller he is. Such craft and finesse, beautiful characters and evocative settings. I saw a lot of similarities between ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jackdeighton - LibraryThing
The novel is true to its sub-title. The first eight parts are all narrated in the first person from the respective viewpoints of a brain-washed cult member, perpetrator of a gas attack in a Japanese ... Read full review