Oracle Night

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Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, thirty-four-year-old novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in the Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr w ...Continua
Wrote 8/14/13

第二次讀Paul Auster的小說(第一次是Timbatku)


Wrote 11/29/12
Too much

Twisted, complex, introspective, chimerical.

Maybe too much.

Wrote 10/9/10

Somehow the surreal atmosphere he creates in this book reminds me of Murakami's.

Paul Yeung
Wrote 7/28/10
Good People do Bad Things
I love this book. The ambiance is just right. With the only other example of the Brooklyn Follies coming to mind at the moment, I have to say that this is one of the few Auster novels that almost agrees with me in its entirety and frustrated me the l...Continua
Wrote 5/2/10
Ending dissapoints - worth reading
This is well worth reading. It plays on the edge of the ordinary / mystical, absurdist, existentialist (difficult to find right word for his writing). Auster's work doesn't is captivating in that you are not distanced from the emotional needs of the...Continua

Wrote Oct 09, 2010, 08:11
Like The Book of Illusions, the novel that preceded it, Oracle Night is also about a relatively recent Auster theme - recovery; the ways in which damaged individuals reconstruct their lives after they have been broken almost beyond repair. As the boo...Continua
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Wrote Jul 08, 2010, 15:42
It always stimulates me to discover new examples of my own prejudice and stupidity, to realize that I don't know half as much as I think I do
Wrote Jan 06, 2009, 10:24
L'idea è che i governi abbiano sempre bisogno di nemici anche quando non sono in guerra. In mancanza di un vero nemico, ne inventi uno e spargi la voce. Così la gente si spaventa, e quando la gente è spaventata tende a rispettare le regole.
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Wrote Jan 06, 2009, 10:23
Finchè sogni, c'è sempre una via di scampo.
Pag. 117
Wrote Jan 06, 2009, 10:22
Nick è entusiasta all'idea di andare in giro negli abiti di un morto. Ora che lui ha smesso di esistere, gli sembra giusto portare il guardaroba di un uomo che ha a sua volta smesso di esistere - come se questa doppia negazione rendesse la sua negazi...Continua
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