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A Tatterdemalion in Cloud Atlas #book2movie

Tom Hanks plays Dr. Henry Goose /
 Isaac Sachs / Dermot 'Duster' Hoggins /
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Here's my word for Wondrous Words Wednesday, a fun meme hosted by Kathy at Bermuda Onion

Tatterdemalion comes from my reading of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, which after a slow-going first chapter or so is really starting to hum along.
"No more tatterdemalion a renagado I ever beheld, but Mr. Evans swore the quadroon, Barnabas, was "the fleetest sheepdog who ever ran upon two legs."

Here's the Dictionary.com definition.  Tatterdemalion: a person in tattered clothing; a shabby person.

I am not disciplined enough to host Read Alongs but if you are reading the book or you have read it, I would love to know what you think. Are you excited about the film?
Cloud Atlas is due out October 26. You might want to check out the Cloud Atlas site.