. . . lovers of stories, books and libraries – the 3 main characters in this multi-layered story of totally different people from the 1450’s all the way through 2020 and to the future in 2164, all impacted by this fictitious lost and found story by a very early Greek writer who called his story “Cloud Cuckoo Land” (in Classical Greek of course!). It touches on so many life issues and about our own future on earth that I won’t try to list them all. You move between the stories of totally different people (ages 12 to 86) affected by Cloud Cuckoo Land (the Greek novel) in Constantinople (1450’s), Bulgaria (1450’s), Idaho (1940’s to 2020), Korea (1950’s), and outer space (2164) so that like his “All the Light” book (just 2 overlapping stories) you can get confused at first (if not more so). Eventually the many complicated pieces of the puzzle start coming together and you too begin to get what all these others are getting from Cloud Cuckoo Land. It is more multi-layered than Anthony Doerr’s previous classic All the Light We Cannot See (Goodreads Reviews), but just as impactful (if not more so) and will certainly become another classic! I highly recommend both books! 🙂
Read some other Goodreads Reviews of this NY Times best seller, Cloud Cuckoo Land. Now I will simplify my reading escapes with another Agatha Christie mystery! 🙂 Rest my simple mind which is still spinning from this read. 🙂
4 Replies to “Cloud Cuckoo Land a Must-read for . . .”
Thank you Charlie! I will read both books. You should put this on our Will Rogers sight, lots of people would like this info.
Good books like these rise to the top in time as more people read them. Read “All the Light . . .” first (a WWII story) and be patient with the possible confusion of 2 stories he flits back and forth between, knowing that they will eventually come together. The two stories are of a German boy and of a French girl during WWII (both about age 12). Their lives and their stories eventually merge. “Cloud . . .” is even more complicated with 4+ stories that also eventually sort of merge or at least make sense of the old Greek story. Happy reading! 🙂