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The Music of Chance is Paul Auster's unsettling tale of chance, gambling and rootlessness, Kafkaesque and quintessentially American at the same time.
Paul Auster is the best-selling author of Invisible, Moon Palace, Mr Vertigo, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Among his other honours are the Independent Spirit Award for the screenplay of Smoke and the Prix Medicis Etranger for Leviathan. He has also been short-listed for both the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (The Book of Illusions) and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (The Music of Chance). His work has been translated into more than thirty languages.
He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Brilliantly written book, it's Auster after all; but probably Auster at his darkest. It makes the New York Trilogy read like Little Red Riding Hood. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sisserou_Parrot
I have long been an admirer of this writer and for me this is one of his standout books. The story begins with the main protagonist, Jim Nashe, a character suffering from a kind of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gurjit
An electrifying tale and an ode to personal freedom. Written in a sparse prose, with a Raymond Chandler style boys like; The Music Of Chance weaves a tale about how we are never... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dan Smith
This is, for me, the best novel ever written. Not the cheeriest, by any means, or rewarding in the facile sort of way so many people seem to demand of literature today. Read morePublished 3 months ago by u.R.what.u.read
very good but not as interesting as some of his other books.I have read similar stories.Published 13 months ago by edmund
I'm an immense fan of Paul Auster's writing. He is disquieting, edgy, and probes the deeper recesses of the reader's mind. Read morePublished on 7 Nov. 2011 by John P. Jones III
Having read almost all of Auster's novels, I find that their appeal often lies in the ideas they deal in rather than the plots, which are sometimes less than spectacular. Read morePublished on 8 Sept. 2010 by reader 451