The New York Trilogy
Paul Auster's signature work, The New York Trilogy, consists of three interlocking novels: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room—haunting and mysterious tales that move at the breathless pace of a thriller. City of Glass As a result of a strange phone call in the middle of the night, ... show more
Paul Auster's signature work, The New York Trilogy, consists of three interlocking novels: City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room—haunting and mysterious tales that move at the breathless pace of a thriller. City of Glass 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 hace written Ghosts Blue, a student of Brown, has been hired to spy on Black. From a window of a rented house on Orange street, Blue stalks his subject, who is staring out of his window The Locked Room Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving behind his wife and baby and a cache of novels, plays, and poems. What happened? First time in Penguin Classics A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packaging Features an introduction from Luc Sante and incredible cover illustrations by Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic artist Art Spiegelman, creator of Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers
Publish date: March 28th 2006
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
I have to hold firm with myself to leave 'The New York Trilogy' at 3 stars, because overall I liked it, I finished it quick enough, but the more I think about it, the more I believe it was a waste of time.I read the trilogy together, launching into the 'Ghosts' as soon as 'City of Glass' ended, etc....
Die drei Geschichten schaffen eine perfekt abstruse fast französische Film-Noir-Stimmung, in der sich typische Rollen und Identiäten auflösen und sich alle Hauptprotagonisten mysteriös, obsessiv, verwirrend und völlig unlogisch verhalten. Soweit so gut. Die Kurzgeschichten sind in einer Trilogie auf...
DNF.It isn't bad, it's well written and possibly it could be good. It just isn't capturing me and I don't feel as if I'd be missing out on anything special if I didn't pick it up again. Typical "literary" fare.
Kind of 'meh', or perhaps I just didn't really understand what the point was. Alright, I get it, the three novellas echo each other, and all that, but in the end, things tend to run into circles, and the answers we're given aren't all that satisfactory.I think part of my frustration with this book a...
A kind of post-modern detective (anti-detective story), dazzling and pretentious and mischievous, and I love it.