I am sooo glad I stuck with this book!!! It starts off super slow but after about 0 pages I really started to get into it. Halfway through I couldn't put the damn thing down. David Mitchell masterfully weaves six tales together even though they take place at different points in time and helps us realize that we are all one drop in the ocean, but each drop can indeed have an impact on future generations whether we realize it or not. We may never live to see what our actions inspire, but everyone, no matter how small, makes a difference in the future. This work is simply stunning, the language, the stprylines, the sheer creativity of combining a 19th century shipmate, a pre-World War II aspiring composer, a perfectly sane gentleman locked in an old folks home, a young journalist covering the scandal of the decade, a fabricant of the future, and a villager from the distant future after the fall of mankind is just stunning. Their tales weave together a story for the ages. I absolutely can't wait to see the movie!