Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, as chosen by Liza.
Mike: B+ I actually liked the story, just not the overall conceit.
Liza: B+ I loved the stories, loved how it tied together but pieces are missing -- I don't know if he's too smart or if I just didn't get it.
Timothy: C/C+ I look at this book and like I look at figure skating -- I know it was hard to do what he did, but I still didn't enjoy it, don't need to read it again, and don't need to set it to music. And I thought it was gimicky.
Karen: B+ I really enjoyed reading it, but when I was finished it just wasn't as rich or deep as I wanted it to be.