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5.0 out of 5 stars A flawed diamond?, 25 Jun 2014
This review is from: Man in the Dark (Paperback)
I am ashamed to admit: this is my
first encounter with Paul Auster. And I
love his style, love his storytelling, love
what he tells us about insomnia and creativity, destinies
of different people, about illness, death, loneliness and,sorrow,
and, most of all, what he tells us about imagination.

The only thing that made me hesitate whether to give the
book four or five stars, was the fact that Auster does not
really succeed to unite the many stories this novel contains
and put them into one frame. There is the story of an imaginary,
"parallel", strange and frightening America, torn by a murderous
second Civil War that follows the secession of certain States.
There is the story of the revolt of certain characters created by
the author who plot to kill the author in order to stop the story, and thus
stop the war..And there is the story of three generations living together in a house
in Vermont: the narrator, his daughter and his granddaughter, each with
his (her) memories, sorrow, loss and resilience. The only link between
these very different stories is the darkness filling a room during a long
sleepless night. The darkness as the source of creativity for insomniac people...

But it is written with talent and makes me wish to read other books by
Paul Auster. Five stars.

Elisheva Guggenheim-Mohosh, Geneva, Switzerland
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