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Fiction - Modern Fiction - ISBN: 0312421818, 2702876463, 0571212182, 0571212131

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Excellent

Fast-paced, intelligent, brilliant

Puts a lot of Auster's other recent work in the sh...

Paul Auster is one of those authors that specialises in grabbing you right at the beginning. The Book Of Illusions immerses the reader in the shattered psyche of the narrator, David Zimmer, whose life has been ripped apart by the death of his wife and two children in a plane crash. There are very...

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Excellent

“The best of Auster”

published 17/09/2006

Gripping, intriguing & original. Good intro to Aus...

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The best Auster I have read; a gripping, well-researched and utterly plausible book. While other Auster books (e.g. The New York Trilogy) may be more seminal and influential, this is both accessible and significant. The story is of an author dealing with his own ghosts though his writing aboput...

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