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Black Swan Green

If you like to read novels, you should check out David Mitchell. Cloud Atlas was one of the best books I’ve read in years, and his most recent novel, Black Swan Green, completely drew me in. He’s a major virtuoso writer, with a lot of heart. Black Swan Green has one of the most wonderful narrators I’ve encountered — a smart, awkward, snarky teenager who grows up in just a few hundred pages. The adolescent stuff was universal but the rest was so English — it was amazing to be there if you’re from somewhere else.