Cloud Cuckoo Land

tags: fiction

This is the story of a book – a fictional novel by a classic Greek author – and how it moves through the lives of five people over thousands of years.

The book tracks through three time periods.

All of these time periods have their own conflicts, but they intertwine with the history of the book.

It’s entertaining. It’s one of those books where you don’t have any idea what’s going on, even 3/4th of the way through. But then everything kind of comes together in the end.

What was the larger point? I don’t know. It’s interpretive. Clearly, the narrative is centered around the love of a book, and how the preservation of experience can transcend time. But is there a larger point? Perhaps every timeline has its own point?

I’m not sure. But it’s a lovely story. I would get immersed in every timeline for what it was – each one stands on its own, and they sort of come together around the central core.

I enjoyed reading it. It left me very thoughtful.

Book Info

Anthony Doerr

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