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Number9Dream: A Novel, David Mitchell

Created by cmiles on 9/15/2012. Updated by Wordpresss Import on 4/18/2022.

For some unknown-to-me reason I recently stumbled on the Wikipedia page for David Michell's Number9Dream - and laughed! I laughed because the Wikipedia entry is maybe the exact opposite experience of reading the book. The Wikipedia entry lays out each chapter with a simple-clear-precise-proper summary, on the other hand each chapter in the book is an kind of hallucinatory blend of reality/dream-imagination that left me entertained, but certainly/completely without any ability produce a coherent summary paragraph. Number9Dream is not my favorite David Mitchell novel - but it is strangely fun and certainly unique - certainly don't spoil it by reading the Wikipedia entry first!

Rating: 4 of 5 First Read Date: 2010 or so...

Amazon - Number9Dream

I have found several David Mitchell interviews online (all interesting and worth searching if you are interested) - a bit arbitrary but one I enjoyed as a place to start:  The Paris Review - David Mitchell, The Art of Fiction No. 204 by Adam Begley.


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