Travels in the Scriptorium

travels_in_the_scriptoriumBy Paul Auster.

I’m really not too sure about this book. I don’t think there were enough ideas and those that were there didn’t seem to be developed enough. It felt like half a book to meet the requisite book quota for a publishers contract.

Nothing about this interested me. Auster has written some wildly imaginative books which bristle with thoughts and images that stay with you. This novel is not one of those.

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  1. this book is a huge roman a clef of auster’s. various characters from other books appear in it and he is the old man/prisoner/main character. i think it is more a book for him alone, a summing up of work and the act of writing. oddly i just read it myself only a few weeks ago.

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