Moon Palace Mass Market Paperback – 5 Feb 2004
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Moon Palace is Paul Auster's enthralling adventure story, re-examining our concepts of America, art, and the self.
About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
I finished the book in one sitting. It seems to be more than a novel or stories strung together to tell a tale, but rather a grouping of real and beautiful pictures orchestrated with words. There is a sense of loss at its end, as if people you have known are now, once more beyond reach. It is one of those books that you wish you had only just begun, or that it was three times longer in length.
I'll go back to the book and read it again and I will read the rest of Auster's work.
True, Moon Palace does meander at times but just reading the blurb for the book should be enough to tell you that you're in for an epic tale. One way of looking at it is there's no other writer around who could construct such a tale, covering so many places and involving such a rich variety of characters.
One similarity between this and the NY Trilogy is the wonderful back stories Auster constructs for the characters encountered through the story - without giving too much away, witness the cave story segment for evidence of Auster's genius.
Containing trademark Auster segments dealing with the 'metaphysical' and man's general sense of his immediate environment, Moon Palace could be accused of aiming too high and covering too many bases, and perhaps it does. But then again, who wants to read straight A to B stories? Certainly not me.
Get this book. Read it. Then read it again. Then buy a copy for all of your closest friends...You owe it to them. You really do...
The development of its main character, Marco Stanley Fogg, is set against the development of a country and its culture - taking the reader on a journey throughout America from Chicago to New York to the West. With classical tragedy, the characters of Moon Palace experience a concatenation of reciprocities: life/death, sanity/insanity, the self/the non self, beginnings/endings, discovery/loss, which leaves the reader questioning whether the characters lives are their own, that some form of predestination is at work, only to be shocked, amused, upset or humoured by the next turn of events.
Auster is genuinely a great, innovative and intelligent author, this novel will leave you with more questions than answers and I bet its not too long before you return to experience it all over again.
Weather you are going to like it or not depend entirely on YOU. Reading the reviews above clearly demonstrates this!
Being a great fan of Paul Auster, I have enjoyed all his books and been very fortunate to read some of them in Danish before they were published in English. Thank you Mr. Auster!!!
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Paul Auster's high literary reputation is a mystery to me. At best I have found his work so-so and at worst pretentious and badly written. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John Fitzpatrick
Really good story, intricate but at the time easy to read. Definitely worth reading.Published 16 months ago by Heuway
if you do nothing read this book by Paul Auster ,you will not be disappointed,arrived very quicklyPublished 23 months ago by wendy darling
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this is actually the first time i am genuinely motivated to write a book review. Read more
I can't put my finger on it, but the combination of writing style and subtle yet intense multi-layered tale make it my favourite book of all time.Published on 13 Aug. 2013 by JP
My second favourite Paul Auster novel (after The Book of Illusions) this is a dense and fascinating story with, as always, so many levels that are gradually revealed on every new... Read morePublished on 5 July 2013 by Helen Sarah Morley