Paul Auster - The New York Trilogy: City of Glass/ Ghosts/ the Locked Room

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  • Unreal city

    May 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Brilliant and haunting
    Cons: Depressing

    Summary: Where do I begin to describe "The New York Trilogy"? It's one of the most depressing books I've ever read; it's utterly nihilistic in its refusal to offer solutions to its own mysteries - the mysteries of the relation between book and writer. Firmly ... read more

  • NY Trilogy is...

    Nov 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: interesting, mysterious
    Cons: confusing

    Summary: It is hard to say much about Auster's New York trilogy. I couldn't divulge the details of the plots if I wanted to. I read the first one when I was pretty young, so I didn't really understand. I thought all books had to have crystal clear plots and ... read more

  • Intriguing as mysteries, more intriguing as metafiction?

    Nov 4, 2000 by Stephen_Murray is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Books
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Style
    Cons: I nearly bogged down in reading Ghosts

    Summary: The novels that make up Paul Austerís New York Trilogy are notable for their brevity, inclusion of relatively extraneous material, and chronicling the main characterís disintegration. In each of the three, the detector (a mystery writer enrolled ... read more

  • Climb into Auster's web

    Mar 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Puts the "can't" in "can't put it down"
    Cons: Can be a little confusing at times

    Summary: This is a set of three short novels. Or perhaps one novel with three sections. The three novels may be related. The three novels may not be related. This is what you're getting into when you read Paul Auster. Many of his stories deal with ... read more

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