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.
The second David Mitchell book I've read
I enjoyed cloud atlas for it's changing genre throughout. In this book you are captivated by Japan through the eyes of a young boys adventure into alien territory. Like cloud atlas lots of surprises round every corner. Got lost at the Goatwriter part but still very enjoyable.