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The same with an abortive story the protagonist, Sidney Orr, writes — it has a kind of foreshadowing function but it seems like showing off because Auster creates a modicum of suspense, at least, and then to have the protagonist just abandon the story is annoying. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Paul Auster’s mesmerizing fel novel reads like an old-fashioned ghost story.

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Orr’s own story is told largely through footnotes, which help the reader delve a little into his personal life and his relationship with his wife, Grace, and their mutual friend and fellow author, John Trause. There was not really a moment that I was cauth by the book and enjoyed the story. Given that this novel was published inI find it ludicrous. The story in short: The author successfully wrapped up things and tied everything together, providing a plausible ending.

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Operacion Dulce Ian McEwan. There’s a discussion on color psychology which was fun in an education on symbolism in literature, if one wants to go into it that much, which of course I did. Review quote “Notabilisima novela compendio, la mejor de Auster en muchos anos” — Sergi Sanchez “El Austsr show more. Perhaps that is precisely ‘it’.

It felt like reading Salman Rushdie with ordinary people. However, only the main story line heads towards any type of conclusion in this book, while the others stall midway, again, demonstrating randomness, perhaps? Absurd, bizarre, and outright unbelievable. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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He stops in a Brooklyn stationery store and finds a blue notebook made in Portugal which he purchases. I love the overlapping stories, and the footnotes, and the characters. He’s finally over stepped the mark. View all 29 comments. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym also has a bewildering ending, short on clarity, but at least Poe makes no attempt to spell things out, much less depict a brief moment of happiness after a cascade of horrors.

I could have just put this bit of the review up there with the main part of the review but now you’re down here reading this part of the review and by the time you glance back up to the main thread you’ll have forgotten what I was talking about up there and be thinking about the footnote which is really just the story continued in another way. Guess I’m not an Auster fan. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. I returned to Auster having been disappointed by every book since Timbuktu.

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I like this book because it deals with the Auster’s favourite theme is randomness, chance. But Auster doesn’t seem all that committed to really diving into it, and by the end of the book it felt like little more than a forgotten pretext to set the whole narrative up instead of an organic development within the story. He bullied her into going through with the pregnancy?! I was with this story until the abortion bit.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. While I still believe Auster to be an amazing story teller, this story was only mildly interesting. Ma il senso di questo libro? It was all over the place too much for my taste: Which begs the question of whether one should strive in life or just go with the flow? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. I’d have liked this book to be longer and it easily could have beenbut overall it was a fantastic read which piqued my interest in Auster enough for me to go straight on to another of his books – The New York Trilogy – after finishing it.

Lists with This Book. A defender of this book might argue that this is intentional, that because the protagonist is a novelist it is a comment on the way the novelist sees the world as potential stories, stories that are defeated by horrors too unimaginable. The story was confusing,the end upset me,and i feel depressed after finishing it Auster always knows how to describe it just in the right way Published October 1st by Anagrama first published Jul 08, Kevin Fanning rated it liked it.

And then I’ll pout about it until I trick myself into reading something else by him, and etc. Apr 14, Shane rated it really liked it. Probably I’ll add more stars later. View all 6 comments. Sep 27, El rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 4 comments. Lists with This Book.

He flips the pages prematurely to get the “hidden” back story, breaking the rules of literature by traversing through the main plot itself For all it’s semi-flat characters and unfortunately unwarranted complexity, it’s still an entertaining read.

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