20 September 2009
Book Review: Auster in the Dark
The fact that Auster manages to tie so many disparate ideas into this thin book without it ever feeling crowded is pretty impressive. And there are certain preternatural aspects of the story within the story that didn't bother this literalist in the way such things normally do. I even found myself enjoying the extended descriptions and analysis of classic films interwoven into Brill's relationship with his granddaughter. In many ways this is a book that I probably should not have liked given my preferences for linear storylines rooted in the possible and plausible. Yet for some reason, or perhaps many reasons, I really did like it.