Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Stop a mind scratching itself raw

Mother used to say escape is never further than the nearest book. Well, Mumsy, no, not really. Your beloved large-print sagas of rags, riches and heartbreak were no camouflage against the miseries trained on you by the tennis-ball launcher of life, were they? But, yes, Mum, there again, you have a point. Books don't offer real escape but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.

— from Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell.


Ana S. said...

That's such a great quote.

Cipriano said...

This is coming out soon, in a major blockbuster move.
Would you recommend it?

Isabella K said...

Yes, Cip. Some bits were less effective for me than others, but this novel has something for everyone. It's a big book, nice for getting lost in, and very quotable.

Also, the movie looks stunning!