Book Reviews of The Book of Illusions

The Book of Illusions
The Book of Illusions
Author: Paul Auster
ISBN-13: 9780965045698
ISBN-10: 0965045692
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 321
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 8

4.1 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

6 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed The Book of Illusions on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This was a very interesting book that revolves around a silent film actor, Hector Mann, who disappeared in the 20's. A college professor, David Zimmer, is suffering after the death of his wife and children when he laughs for the first time at Hector Mann's actions in one of his silent movies. Zimmer undertakes a thorough study of Mann's volume of work, but little does he know, Mann continued to make movies after his disappearance.
reviewed The Book of Illusions on + 524 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
An interesting story! The plot kept me interested the whole way through and the ending was definitely NOT what I expected.
reviewed The Book of Illusions on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
very well written and engaging story
reviewed The Book of Illusions on + 35 more book reviews
I gave this book a solid chance. I read the first 100 pages, and was still bored. So I decided to skip to reading the last 40 pages. The funny thing is...I did was not confused nor did I feel I missed anything by skipping that far and finishing the book.
reviewed The Book of Illusions on + 46 more book reviews
kind of dark, kind of self-indulgent, but definitely worth a read if you have enjoyed the author's other titles
reviewed The Book of Illusions on + 273 more book reviews
I liked this book, didn't love it, liked. I do enjoy Paul Auster and while this book was interesting, it just moved a bit slowly for me. Don't rule it out, you may like it more than I did.