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This is a brief discussion of David Mitchell and, of course, of some speculative-fiction books by Mitchell.
This discussion and list does not necessarily include every book by Mitchell: it includes only those books that I both know and like. Just as with the author list itself, omission of a particular item may mean I didn’t think highly enough of the omitted item, or it may simply mean that I have not yet sufficient familiarity with it. (In a very few cases, I have listed some books merely on the strength of my opinion of the author: all such books are clearly marked below, as throughout these lists, with a hash mark (#) before the title so you know what’s what.)
I don’t pretend that this discussion is a deep analysis. My intent is no more than to give you a rough idea of what kinds of tales Mitchell tells, how those tales are usually told, and what makes them and Mitchell worthy; in sum, to help you rank David Mitchell (and the works by Mitchell listed here) on your personal literary “to do” list.
This page has not been updated in a long while; consequently, external links (if any) may lead to dead or moribund pages. I am now cleaning up these pages as fast as I can, but I am one man and it may take me a while to get to every page needing link checking (or even the “Other Resources” section added). Sorry. Please be patient.
A Few Words About David Mitchell
Regrettably, I have not yet had an opportunity to write an essay on this author, but the "Other Resources" section below will lead you to some information about the "Notable Books" listed
farther down this page.
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Other David Mitchell Resources
(Needless to say, there are a lot of David Mitchells with pages about them on the web--make sure you've got the right one when
There seems no dedicated Mitchell web site (something of a surprise); there is, however, an interesting essay by Mitchell, "Japan and My Writing",at his publisher's. Useful other pages include
"Profile: David Mitchell" from the Sunday Times; Authors: David Mitchell, a brief Guardian profile; and "The Time 100: David
Mitchell" another brief overview. And while I don't normally list individual reviews, the useful Complete Review has a set covering all his books to date, starting with
their review of Ghostwritten (the others are linked there),
and also including useful extracts from a number of other respectable sources.
The number of Mitchell interviews on the web is huge, so I give
this general link rather than particular ones.
And there are, of course, numerous one-off reviews of particular Mitchell books, for which--as always--Google Is Your Friend.
Notable Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books by David Mitchell **
(For more possible titles by this author, see the “Unrated Books by Rated Authors” page.)
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