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It feels like an ode to storytelling itself. Each chapter is its own like individual colors of a mosaic. Beautiful and engaging
A fantastic, captivating story, but it should not be narrated akin to a radio play. Only Auster should narrate Auster. I hope he gets to narrate Moon Palace. If so, I will definitly purchase it again.
Would you listen to Moon Palace again? Why?
I have already listened to it three times, and never tire of it, so yes I would listen to it again
What other book might you compare Moon Palace to, and why?
I can't think of another book I'd compare it to. It's written in the style of a 'roman d'apprentisage', used by many of the classic nineteenth century novelists, but with the added elements Paul Auster finds interesting, in particular how chance affects our lives and decisions.
Which character – as performed by Joe Barrett – was your favourite?
The main character, Marco Fogg.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yea, but it was too long for that
Any additional comments?
Well, I have mentioned it is my favourite novel by Paul Auster. It has all the elements his novels are known for, but readers of his work will know that his later work is not very satisfying for many reasons. If someone asked me the best introduction to his work, I would say this one because for me it has stood the test of time, unlike his classic 'New York Trilogy', which I have as an audio book, but which I now find dated and tiresome.
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This is a beautiful book. The American novel at it's very best. Slow and steady, the narrative builds and the author engages and seduces. Don't expect fast food but expect a meal of exquisite proportions.
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