David Mitchell & Black Swan Green

David James Stuart Mitchell (born 14 July 1974) is a British actor, comedian and writer. He is half of the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb, alongside Robert Webb, whom he met at Cambridge University. Black Swan Green is a semi-autobiographical bildungsroman written by David Mitchell. It was published in April 2006 in the U.S. 5.0/5

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I've always thought of David Mitchell's "Black Swan Green" (which I love) as YA memoir
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell& Wintering by Kate Moses. My lib has Bad News. I'll check it out. Thanks!
“Trees're always a relief, after people.” . ― David Mitchell, Black Swan Green. Charles Harbutt (Magnu…
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Black Swan Green by David Mitchell is excellent story of a kid with difficulties growing up in 82/83
According to Goodreads, my top 5 books read in 2015 were 1) Family Furnishings, by Alice Munro, 2) Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell...
“Trees're always a relief, after people.” . ― David Mitchell - Author, Black Swan Green. Grigoriy Myasoyedov,...
David Mitchell's "Black Swan Green," which I stopped for a while and started again. That happens to me with almost all his books.
Absolutely loved Black Swan Green. Can't wait to get my hands on some more David Mitchell books soon!
On page 10 of 304 of Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell
only writer can think of has come as close to capturing boyhood, David Mitchell, Black Swan Green. He's Genre-ish.
Black Swan Green is wonderful. What other David Mitchell do you recommend?
Finished Ellis' "Lunar Park" last night and jumping into David Mitchell's "Black Swan Green" next.
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.no one ever mentions it, but David Mitchell did between Black Swan Green and Cloud Atlas. It's very subtle.
Here are Ella Berthoud's book recommendations from Salon's Big Ideas on Thurs: How Do I get through the Winter? The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim Moominvalley in November by Tove Jansson How do I get over my obsession with buying bags? Obsession cure – Moby *** by Hermann Melville Death in Venice by Thomas Mann Fashion madness cure Fabulous Nobodies by Lee Tulloch The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger I can’t finish any books! Follow the 50 page rule – read 50 pages before giving up Cut up big fat tomes! Read with a friend or a group of friends My Golf is rubbish how can I improve it: Give up! Read a good novel instead. But to focus your mental faculties, read Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Blue Flower If you recycled yourself and came out as someone new, who would that be? Gerald Durrell who wrote My Family and Other Animals I need to think before I speak: Black Swan Green by David Mitchell and Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov I’d Like to Learn how to Cycle: ...
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Oh hey, it's Friday! My is Black Swan Green by David Mitchell. Almost done, but I don't want it to end!
On page 205 of 371 of Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell: "you illiterate monkey of puberty" :)
3 of 5 stars to Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Tagged by the indubitably divine Bon Cabiles. What to do: In your status, list 10 books that have rocked your world. Tag 10 friends (if you can), including me, so I can judge you by your book cover, err, list. Here we go: 1. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Because of the poem Jabberwocky. 2. Anything written by Alice Munro. Because her short stories are so fine. 3. Atonement by Ian McEwan. Because, *** the writing is so good. 4. Black Swan Green by David Mitchell. Because of the final classroom scene. 5. Blankets by Craig Thompson. Because it's the most beautiful graphic novel I've ever read. 6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Because of Silas. 7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer. Because it's just so lovely and cute. 8. The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling. Because of the Weasley twins. 9. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Because of the candle in the field scene. 10. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri. Because of the short story *** Heav .. ...
His writing has been compared to Tolstoy's--but no, some argue, he's more like Nabokov. Or is it DeLillo? In a 2010 feature, the New Yorker asked, "What can't the novelist David Mitchell do?" Indeed, he's written a coming-of-age novel (Black Swan Green), LA noir, sea adventure, and dystopian science...
About to read David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, because I just finished Black Swan Green and assume, given the hype, that he can do better.
A boy in his room: "My eye spidered over the poster of black angelfish turning into white swans, across over my map of Middle-earth, around my door frame, into my curtains, lit fiery mauve by my spring sun, and fell down the well of dazzle. Listening to houses breathe makes you weightless." -from 'Black Swan Green,' by David Mitchell (author of 'Cloud Atlas')
Black Swan Green is a semi-autobiographical bildungsroman written by David Mitchell. It was published in April 2006 in the U.S. and May 2006 in the UK. The novel's thirteen chapters each represent one month—from January 1982 through January 1983—in the life of 13-year-old Worcestershire boy Jason Ta...
Black Swan Green surely the easiest one of David Mitchell's to do?
Swan song: last chance to read David Mitchell's story from 3 (2003) which later became Black Swan Green:
A good day to reread David Mitchell's Black Swan Green.
Thatcher's death as good a time as any to recommend David Mitchell's "Black Swan Green," fine memoirish novel about growing up Thatcher era.
It's easier to change your eyeballs than your nickname. ~David Mitchell, Black Swan Green
true. Book very much a curate's egg. And more bad parts than good. Black Swan Green a much better David Mitchell novel.
I fretted all yesterday that my book club would be angry with me for picking David Mitchell's "Black Swan Green", but it turned out that they liked it more than I did. Next up: "The Swerve" by Stephen Greenblatt. Hey, we read good stuff!
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell. Funny, entertaining, utterly enchanting. Thoroughly enjoying this read.
Bought Black Swan Green by David Mitchell today. Hope it's a good read. I'll start it once I finish the current book I'm reading.
Amything is possible with a good book. I f you haven't read David Mitchell, Black Swan Green, I highly recommend it.
How about Black Swan Green or Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, both by David Mitchell.
try Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, it's insanely good. Also just started Beautiful Ruins, seems promising.
I'm reading Black Swan Green by David Mitchell (not that one... Or the Tory MP... The writer)
Books that I love: Black Swan Green by David Mitchell; Margrave of the Marshes by John Peel; The Forsyte Saga series; Rebecca
Yes to this: David Mitchell's 'Black Swan Green' as this generation's 'Catcher in the Rye.'
Just finished reading a really good novel - "Black Swan Green" by David Mitchell. It will soon be back in the Perth-Andover library in the large print section. There are other books by the same author but only one other in large print.
I just finished British author David Mitchell's 2004 novel Cloud Atlas. Six interrelated stories in six different genres spanning a time period from from the 1850's to the post apocalyptic future. Masterfully written, ingeniously structured, imaginative and thoughtful. It is totally AWESOME! From the author of Black Swan Green and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. And as the book cover notes: Soon to be a Major Motion Picture!
"Not hurting people is ten bloody thousand times more bloody important than being right." — David Mitchell, Black Swan Green.
'Black Swan Green' by David Mitchell is a moving chronicle of a teenage boy's thirteenth year of life. Like 'Paddy Clarke' by Roddy Doyle, it highlights the difficult conundrum that an unstable/broken family puts on the children who get caught in between. Talk to the lovely ladies at Lesleigh Kenya if you would like to read it, they've started a small library too. Many more books just as good. Now Reading 'The Cossacks' by Leo Tolstoy.
My belated book week contribution (not randomly picked): "The amateur thinks his words, his paints, his notes make beauty. But the master knows his words are just the vehicle in which beauty sits." --David Mitchell, Black Swan Green
Off to bed in a few to yet again let the world of Black Swan Green take over. David Mitchell is amazing! :D
David Mitchell fans: should I read Ghostwritten or Number9Dream? Loved Cloud Atlas and Black Swan Green, not as much Jaco ...
"Human beings need to watch out for reasonless niceness too. It’s never reasonless and its reasons not usually nice.” ~David Mitchell, Black Swan Green
"If you show someone something you've written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, 'When you're ready.'" -from Black Swan Green by David Mitchell. Great novel.
I do love David Mitchell's books. Black Swan Green was the first of his I read and I still love it. Great little book. Quite an impression.
Currently reading David Mitchell's Black Swan Green. Convinced anything by him is good anytime!
finished Black Swan Green: A Novel by David Mitchell and gave it 4 stars
So I guess "Black Swan Green" is my favorite David Mitchell novel...
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