Moon Palace

Moon Palace

by Paul Auster

As Marco sets out on a journey from the canyons of Manhattan to the deserts of Utah, he encounters a gallery of characters and a series of events as rich and surprising as any in modern fiction.Beginning during the summer that men first walked on the moon, and moving backward and forward in time to span three generations, Moon Palace is propelled by coincidence and memory, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit.

  • Language: English
  • Category: Fiction
  • Rating: 3.98
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish Date: April 1st 1990 by Penguin Books
  • Isbn10: 0140115854
  • Isbn13: 9780140115857

Read the Book "Moon Palace" Online

I discovered Paul Auster through the 1001 books list and then went on a big PA binge. All of the people in this book were seeking something and in each of their stories they seem to believe that by peeling off all the outer trappings of possession and wealth will they expose the core of themselves to world. See, I told you this was a book about being nekkid. Paul Auster should only be taken in small doses and be sure to let one plot settle before you gorge yourself on another.

I picked it up about a week ago and i must admit that i kind of fell in love with Auster's writing and Auster's story. The way he uses the first person narrative is so well done that i started thinking all over again about narration techniques. I loved this.

I liked the writing. First their stories are woven together, but then the Effing personality takes over. His story goes on and on, and on and on. One example, to be specific, are (view spoiler)the pages and pages and more pages about a book written by Effings son.

That's why I was surprised to discover, halfway through the book, that it's a really terrible piece of pretentious writing. She falls for the narrator for no other reason than the author apparently wanting her to do so. Kitty Wu is the most Orientalist character I've encountered in a book post-WW2.

D'autres choses qui ne se font pas : accabler le dernier tiers de son livre d'un rebondissement tellement stupidement invraisemblable qu'il m'a fait éclater de rire (pas dans le bon sens, Paul, PAS DANS LE BON SENS) ; faire de l'obésité morbide d'un personnage la caractéristique qui détermine tout le cours de sa vie ; & de façon générale, laisser son narrateur croupir dans une apathie lassante qui n'est que ponctuellement secouée par une série de coïncidences fortuites &, je pense qu'on peut se le dire, littérairement paresseuses.

In one ear was Charlie, at the peak of an obsession with Nikola Tesla as the archetypal hero of science and underdogs and Thomas Edison standing for all that is wrong and corrupt.