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All roads lead to closure. The unwritten contract between author and reader does not contain a clause saying 'I, the author, do faithfully promise to reveal the fates of the major characters', but films do, which is why so few of the films with four or five stars from the review of posterity end in uncertain futures for the principle players.
Wrote about process of his novel's adaptation into Cloud Atlas
(2012), in which he also makes a cameo appearance, in Sept. 30, 2012 issue of NY Times Magazine.