7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: The New York Trilogy: "City of Glass", "Ghosts" and "Locked Room" (Paperback)
... Im beginning to feel like im over- using the word unique but in this case i really dont know how else to descibe this book as it so unlike anything i have read before. I was introduced to it on a university module called 'Contempoary American Fiction' and as soon as i started reading it, there was something about it that compelled me to keep reading.
The book is made up of three stories, of which i found the first and the third to be the most enjoyable and engaging. As you read the stories however, it becomes apparent how the three interconnect with the overlapping of names and identities in each story. This was both exicting and confusing and i found myself making notes as i went along to try and keep up!
The book raises some really interesting questions about identity and writing and Auster is definitely a writer i will look forward to reading again in the future.
A challenging but really worthwhile read, you wont be disappointed when you finish it so give it a go...