Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

Ghostwritten is a complex, interconnected narrative that spans the globe, featuring nine different characters in nine different locations, including a cult member in Okinawa, a jazz buff in Tokyo, a British investment banker in Hong Kong, an old woman running a tea shack in China, a transmigrating spirit in Mongolia, a ghostwriter in London, a physicist in Ireland, a late-night radio DJ in New York, and a noncorporeal entity in a global network. Each story is seemingly separate, but as the novel progresses, the connections between them become more apparent, creating a web of incidents and interactions that span space and time.

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Total Points: 69

Since this book was first published in 1999, there is a penalty of 40.0%. The age adjusted score is 41.4.

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