The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster Reviews
Description:ISBN 0571152236 / Author: Paul Auster / Genre: Fiction
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Paul Auster The New York Trilogy
Pages: 320, Paperback, Faber & Faber
Last Update 10.12.2013 07:13
Customer The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster Reviews (3)
by - written on 26/01/07 (Very useful, 486 readings)
I came across this book on the recommendation of a friend who knows I like crime fiction, yet from very early on, I was aware that this was something very different about this book. What initially seems to be a straightforward detective story soon becomes a confusing read, so that identities begin to merge together and then separate again. Despite this, Auster writes in such a way that his make compelling reading and at no point did I feel like throwing the book away in disgust. I think it is necessary to understand a little of Paul Austerís background and beliefs in order to grasp the concept behind this book. Auster is well-known for his postmodernist ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/07/03, updated on 24/07/03 (Somewhat useful, 167 readings)
It was one of those books you pick almost at random: recommended by Waterstones, feeling adventurous. I expected a more-or-less conventional detective story - but as Deany writes in his superb review, that's not exactly what you get. All set to write a review, I logged onto DooYoo... and then found Deany's op. So rather than try to repeat Deany's content, here my take on it, in acrostic version instead... Q uestion: U npick a man, I solate him from his world: is he N ullified, a N amed nonentity? I s Black White? S eek the man, A uster hints, U nder the trappings. S earch. T hink. E njoy. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/08/01, updated on 10/08/01 (Useful, 212 readings)
Paul Auster's 'New York Trilogy' contains three detective stories with a very postmodern twist. Taking elements from traditional detective fiction, Auster turns the genre on its head by leaving both reader and detective confused. As the title clearly indicates, the three stories are set in New York and we are fed bizarre and increasingly perplexing clues as each grows more mysterious. The first of the three stories sticks most in my mind, following a bizarre trail that seems to be leading to the tower of Babel! With doppelgangers and a character called Paul Auster I was gripped read it in one sitting! The characters and ... Read the complete review
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