The Doubles: 10 Pairs of Great Books With the Same Titles


Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell and The Cloud Atlas, Liam Callanan

As much as we love David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, all brilliant storytelling and twisty spirals through time, we have to admit that we feel the success of the novel and the high publicity level of the film have unfairly marginalized Liam Callanan’s similarly titled and similarly excellent novel, a luminous adventure story of a young soldier in Alaska circa WWII. Any book that includes “arctic hysteria” is fine by us. Also read Callanan’s hilarious “Ways In Which The Movie ‘Cloud Atlas’ Has Changed My Life.”