3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is a collection of 3 detective stories set in New York. Except these are no ordinary detective stories.
The first tale `City of Glass' starts out with a writer of detective stories receiving a wrong number phone call meant for a detective called `Paul Auster', he decides to assume the role and takes the case. From this point the story takes an unpredictable turn.
The second story `Ghosts' follows a similar line to the first with a detective called Blue being hired by a mysterious man wearing a disguise called White to follow a man called Black. Blue takes the job and finds he spends years following a man who does nothing out of the ordinary. The denouement of this… Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The Crossing is the 2nd book in Cormac McCarthy's `Border Trilogy' (`All The Pretty Horses' being the 1st & `Cities Of The Plains' being the 3rd), but you don't need to have read `All The Pretty Horses' to read this as they are 2 completely unrelated stories, except in terms of theme.
Set prior to the Second World War, it's the story of Billy Parham, a boy who traps a wolf on his family's land, then on a whim sets off to return the animal to the mountains of Mexico. He doesn't realise that this journey will change his life forever and upon his return from Mexico he finds events have occurred that mean he can never again be who he once was.
This is a typical Cormac… Read more