In The Country Of Last Things
Publish date: 1987
Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited
Pages no: 188
Edition language: English
A very enjoyable read and one that took me by surprise.
translater and expat Paul Auster suddenly at age 35 releases his father-son memoir 'Invention of Solitude' and then at age 40 releases the acclaimed New York Trilogy as well as this slim, dystopian volume. drawing comparisons most closely with '1984,' "The Country of Last Things" is faintly allegori...
In this novel, Paul Auster has painted a brutally beautiful portrait of a society in collapse, and the ways humanity finds ways not only to go on in the face of horrific desolation, but to retain its soul. There's a "dark fairy tale meets Dickensian social realism" vibe to this novel. I could easily...
I felt as though this book had a lot of potential, but ultimately suffered from weak characterization and a very slow start.I’m a big fan of post-apocalyptic fiction and dystopias, and basically any book that uses either as a hook will succeed in drawing me in. Thus far the ones I’ve read have been ...