City of Glass
Nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year, City of Glass inaugurates an intriguing New York Trilogy of novels that The Washington Post Book World has classified as "post-existentialist private eye...It's as if Kafka has gotten hooked on the gumshoe game and penned his own... show more
Nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year, City of Glass inaugurates an intriguing New York Trilogy of novels that The Washington Post Book World has classified as "post-existentialist private eye...It's as if Kafka has gotten hooked on the gumshoe game and penned his own ever-spiraling version." As a result of a strange phone call in the middle of the night, Quinn, a writer of detective stories, becomes enmeshed in a case more puzzling than any he might have written. Written with hallucinatory clarity, City of Glass combines dark humor with Hitchcock-like suspense.
Publish date: April 7th 1987
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Series: New York Trilogy (#1)
I don't know what to say about this story. I liked the beginning and was intrigued by the story, but at times and especially near the end more often than not I was thinking, stop this post-modernistic nonsense and try and complete the story. I felt I was left with more questions than usual... Beca...
This was my first Paul Auster novel, and I went into it not knowing quite what to expect. That was probably a good thing, since this first installment of [b:The New York Trilogy|431|The New York Trilogy|Paul Auster|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309199412s/431.jpg|2343071] mostly defies categorizatio...
Not my cup of tea to be honest. I had to read it for school. It just didn't spike my interest.
I don't quite know what to say about this book. Is it a pretentious garb or a literary genious. Do I even like it? Or enjoy reading it? The one thing that kept flashing in my mind during the reading is Miss Marple's comment about her nephew's book which is full of smart people saying smart thing but...
Ich bin noch am Verdauen ;o)Ein einziges Verwirrspiel, realitätsnah und doch ungreifbar, von Illusionen tappt der Leser in Fallen, wird ein ums andere Mal an der Nase herumgeführt, so wie der Detektiv, der selbst nur diese Rolle spielt, also auch nur ein Betrüger ist.