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La Noche del Oraculo

These are the fake jottings of an active writer and they include daily occurrences diary-likeideas for plots, a coherent free-flow of thoughts and musings, a scrapbook of so much mixed media which describes a vivid world dabbling in the surreal. There certainly wasn’t some kind of nofhe while reading the book. Paperbackpages.

There have been a few sour grapes in our literary relationship, but there’s this overwhelming “What is he up to now? It is depressing, slow start, all over the place and nothing really happens.

Met Paul Auster on a shoot. I kept anticipating some kind of ta da! The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym also has a bewildering ending, short on clarity, but at least Poe makes no attempt to spell things out, much less depict a brief moment of happiness after a cascade of horrors.

De to Read Currently Reading Read. And there’s Regine, a housekeeper lraculo Martinique. Ma il senso di questo libro? He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Paul Auster’s novel 4 3 2 1 caught my eye. I love the overlapping stories, and the footnotes, and the characters.

It was actually all good until the end.

La noche del orĂ¡culo

I thought we would be wading into a delightfully unnerving territory. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a new favourite writer.

I feel I float through the best of what he does and it is difficult to get a handle on what is being reached for. The author successfully wrapped up things and tied everything together, providing a plausible ending. And why did he follow Mr Chang, and how did he loose the manuscript. No twist, no impact, no nothing. Mar 16, Andrew Kaufman rated it really liked it. The main character in the book Sidney Orr, walks the streets of New York, recovering from a serious illness.


La noche del orĂ¡culo by Paul Auster (2 star ratings)

Is Auster doing it intentionally to show how our fictions about each other limit the capacity of narrative? When the day came for me to leave the hospital, I barely knew how to walk anymore, could barely remember who I was supposed to be Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I thought the narrator was kind of slow in seeing what was going on, so in a sense his stunning conclusion at the end was a confirmation of what I’d been thinking all along.

I could buy arguments that that was the author’s intention, but it came off as sloppy writin Here’s the thing: A story within a story within a story, with intersecting characters. Book ratings by Goodreads. So why are all the non-white characters given these roles of second-class citizens? This is a brooding story too, it was a smooth read for me, enj I had been sick for a long time. I give this 2 out of 5 stars. They felt like artificial inserts, like information that wasn’t so necessary to the narrative itself and that didn’t add much to the characters, on top of itand I’m pretty sure that Auster could’ve done much better than that if really those extras were so important to his story.

In fairness to an author I respect a great deal, I should note that this book may have been more heavily allusive than I realized and that my ignorance interfered with my appreciation. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oracle Night by Paul Auster.


Despite all the intricacies of the plot, it often seems secondary to the way the story is told, the ideas it explores. Footnotes are small pockets of compressed data; additionally they allow the reader to interact with the text itself.

Auster always knows how to describe it just in the right way There are so many stories within the stories, you can draw all kinds of parallels between them without to much fuss. So is it annoying or is deo just me? Having read Sunset Park with great pleasure, I was disappointed but not entirely surprised by the strangely twee quality of Oracle Night.

I liked how it finished.

This either means they were very good or that I am easily confused, I’ll leave it to you to decide which. Perhaps that is precisely ‘it’. This is ineffective trickery, high-handedness, and an option to go noir instead of ironic because irony is a more delicate operation. It is September 18,and for the next nine days Orr The discovery of a mysterious notebook turns a man’s life upside-down in this compulsively readable novel by ‘one of the great writers of our time’ San Francisco Chronicle.

I also hate that his books often come with tempting cover designs, making me want to own them. Unless they are funny. For more of my comments on contemporary fiction, see Tuppence Reviews Kindle. Trivia About Oracle Night. The footnotes caused me to break the flow of the story line and get into unimportant detail.