October 09, 2004
37 Down, 15 To Go

Not having read anything by Paul Auster, I had great expectations for his New York Trilogy. Friends have been recommending Auster for year with glowing references, and after reading this trilogy of novels I can see why. Auster transports the reader to his version of New York City, into thrillers that take you on a mythical journey. This collection is easily one of the ten best books I've read this year.

Book #38 of 2004 is the non-fiction Redneck Riviera: Armadillos, Outlaws, and the Demise of an American Dream, by Birmingham author Dennis Covington. I have always enjoyed Covington's fiction and nonfiction, and this should be a quick yet fulfilling read.

Posted by david on October 09, 2004

Good to see you liked Auster. He's one of my top five writers and always amazes. If you want other books to read, check out "Leviathan," "The Book of Illusions" or "Mr. Vertigo."

Posted by: Nik on October 9, 2004 07:05 PM

I agree with Nik.. definitely check out "Leviathan", or "Music of Chance". I would start with the older ones, not the novels from the past couple years.

Posted by: satellite on October 10, 2004 06:29 AM

I thought "Book Of Illusions" was quite good, and I liked "Timbuktu" though it's considerably lighter than his usual stuff. I still need to read "Leviathan".

Posted by: frank on October 12, 2004 08:28 AM
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