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The Sixties vibe: Utopia Avenue, by David Mitchell, reviewed

11 July 2020

9:00 AM

11 July 2020

9:00 AM

Utopia Avenue David Mitchell

Sceptre, pp.576, 20

There aren’t many authors as generous to their readers as David Mitchell. Ever since Ghostwritten in 1999, he’s specialised in big novels bursting with storytelling in all kinds of genres — most famously Cloud Atlas, where six very different novellas were immaculately intertwined. Not only that but, as he’s said, ‘each of my books is one chapter in a sort of sprawling macro-novel’, with many of the same characters and events being either updated or given fuller backstories.

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