Cloud Atlas was so good, I had to read his other books. Amazingly, they’re both great. Ghostwritten is his first, and similar in style and conceit to Cloud Atlas. Its not as successfully crafted, but its compelling. Really interesting to see how he’s developed this particular obsession with telling a certain story a certain way. Number 9 Dream is both gritty and surreal, a compelling main character and fascinating portrayal of one view of Tokyo culture. No matter who you are, I’ll be this guy makes you think you’ll never be a good writer.