David Mitchell: The collected blurbs

July 27, 2005 | 5 books mentioned

Not too many David Mitchell blurbs out there, and some of them are quite brief – cropped for maximum impact by editors, I suspect. Note as well the extremely British use of the term “wrong-footed.”

  • For Strangers by Taichi Yamada: “Highly recommended. A cerebral and haunting ghost story, which completely wrong-footed me.”
  • For The Memory Artists by Jeffrey Moore: “combines smartness and wisdom”
  • For Book of Voices: “A treasures box”
  • For Silence by Shusaku Endo: “One of the finest historical novels written by anyone, anywhere… Flawless”
  • For Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam: “It depicts an extraordinary panorama of life within a Muslim community… Thoughtful, revealing, lushly written and painful, this timely book deserves the widest audience.”

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See also: Jonathan Safran Foer: The Collected Blurbs

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