Wednesday, 16 September 2009
a year in books
The idea is that each time i finish a book I'll post a quick review. To resist the temptation to go through the authors life story they challenge will be to keep it to less then 100 words. I manage to get through quite a few books and often have 2/3 on the go at the same time so should be able to post a review every couple of weeks.
First up is "Man in the Dark" - Paul Auster
Augustus Brill lies awake in a house of grief. He grieves for his dead wife, his daughter for her husband who left her and his grandaughter for her murdered boyfriend. In order to bring on sleep, Augustus makes up stories. Paul Auster has created a short novel of stories within stories , dead ends and diversions as gradually Augustus turns away from the stories in his head to what has happened to his family and a finale that manages to both shock and uplift
Darkness - The Human League