Thin Air

‘Cloud Atlas’

David Mitchell’s virtuosic novel Cloud Atlas enfolds six plots into one theme: No man is an island but neither is any era. In all times, in all places, as one of the book’s less savory characters would have it, “the weak are meat the strong do eat”; and, as the more...

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Richard Alleva has been reviewing movies for Commonweal since 1990.