Friday, 16 October 2009
I'm a big Paul Auster fan - loved the Brooklyn Follies and the New York Trilogy. This one is a layer-cake of stories, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's about an elderly man recovering from a car accident, living with his daughter and granddaughter. He's an insomniac, but instead of dwelling on the sadness in his life (his wife's recent death and the murder of his granddaughter's boyfriend), he tries to push back those thoughts by telling himself fantastical stories as he lies awake in bed at night. I raced through this book, but I found it thought-provoking, and quite lovely. Enjoy.