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March 11, 2007

7 Down, 45 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks) ("Travels In The Scriptorium")

In 2004, the first year I attempted the "52 books, 52 weeks" project, I finally read Paul Auster's New York Trilogy. As much as i enjoyed that book, it has taken me almost three years before I have picked up another book by Auster.

Travels in the Scriptorium is a slim novel, centering on an older man trying to regain his memory (a common theme these days). As characters visit, it is soon apparent that these visitors also inhabit the other works of Auster, so having only read his New York Trilogy, I felt at a slight loss. Still, Paul Auster has created a postmodern masterpiece, a self-referential volume as haunting as it is exquisitely written.

For two weeks, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is Melissa Joulwan's memoir, Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track.

see also:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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