REVIEW: Cloud Atlas: “What is the ocean, if not a lot of drops?”
“Cloud Atlas” – a book that is rightly included in the list of the top 21 best-selling books of the 20th century. David Mitchell’s novel was written in 2004. This book is about six stories, which are interconnected. This is a novel about how ordinary people can do extraordinary things, perform feats and change history. One has only to look at things differently and turn onto another road. Even if you are alone. “What is the ocean, if not a lot of drops?”. Each of us – is an important piece of the society. Each of us can move mountains. In the David Mitchell’s book intertwined souls of people who meet at different times and under different circumstances, but their actions change the fate of the world.
Our actions somehow display on other people. We are all connected. Cloud Atlas shows this connection between people. They share little things that they do not even think about, but for the future these strings have great importance.
Modern society depends on other people’s opinions. We can not discard logic and do what the heart tells us, that is not subject to public rules. Often we do “good things” and expect that these actions will make us happy, but making “bad things”, we are afraid of punishment. Cloud Atlas shows that the world is getting better, thanks to the people, who are free from prejudice, with wide eyes, people who are not afraid of changes.