Monday, October 25, 2021
Cloud Cuckoo Land
Continuity. Fiction fans will love the connections that Anthony Doerr makes in his finely written novel titled, Cloud Cuckoo Land. Readers become enthralled by the past, the present and the future tied together by their immediate challenges and linked by a manuscript. We go from fifteenth century Constantinople to a performance of a story in a library in contemporary Idaho to a virtual library in a spacecraft in the future looking for some place more hospitable to humans than Earth. Doerr weaves out the overall story bouncing back and forth in time, making all the shifts relative and letting us get lost in the fragility of all stories. I felt great satisfaction after all the pieces came together and found great pleasure in the journey with these complex characters and in the manuscripts that contain all our stories. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Cloud Cuckoo Land from amazon.com.