The Thousand Autumns Of Jacob De Zoet
- Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date:
- 17 March 2011
- Modern & Contemporary
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Wow!!!!! Mitchell keeps renewing himself in every book, he is definitely my favorite author.
Great novel. Comes close to my all-time favorite, James Clavell's [Shogun], but not quite its equal. Mitchell really draws you in and makes you care about his characters. He surprised me, over-and-over, with the direction of the plot. I really loved this book and recommend it highly.
David Michell makes the reader care about his protagonists. It is very simple, the good versus evil, yet deep and strangely engaging. I can never predict which direction his stories are going. Awsome read!
"The Thousand Autums of Jacob de Zoet" is about life and adventure on a Dutch colony in Japan around 1800, primarily from the point of view of the one honest clerk on the frontier. The story is long, poetic throughout, and ends with an astonishing ripple.The historical recreation is superb; not only is the setting intricately carved, but the characters, the cross-cultural exchange, and the unraveling of the plot are all believable, despite its unexpected twists and turns.Highly recommend, though some may be put off by the density of detail.
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