Book Reviews of City of Glass (The New York Trilogy, Vol 1)

City of Glass (The New York Trilogy, Vol 1)
City of Glass - The New York Trilogy, Vol 1
Author: Paul Auster
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ISBN-13: 9780140097313
ISBN-10: 0140097317
Publication Date: 4/7/1987
Pages: 210
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I loved this book! It was a very off-beat story with odd characters, I thought it was great.
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such a cool story!
can't wait to read the others in the trilogy. I was torn between reading it fast to see what would happen next, and savoring the details. In the end I ripped through it too fast and will have to read it again.
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Join Auster in a queasy confusing existential walk through New York City staring at the ground in the first novel of the New York Trilogy.
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(From the cover) As a result of a strange phone call in the middle of the night,Quinn,a writer of detective stories,becomes enmeshed in a case more puzzling than any he might have written. he is hired to protect a man named Stillman from his father, who has just been released from an insane asylum and who made Stillman the subject of a bizarre experiment in language years before. As Quinn follows the man's wanderings through New York's streets, eerie patterns,frightening coincidences,and unanswerable quiestions emerge. And when the man eludes him, Quinn embarks on a mission that will take him to the depths of his soul and identity. Hitchcock-like suspense and darkness. City of Glass is part of a trilogy with Ghosts and The Locked Room.
I really enjoyed this book even if it took me a few hermetically sealed intermittant sittings to finish it. It is very engrossing once you get into it and I found myself fascinated by the identity tricks that Auster plays. He is one character who really doesn't seem to know who, or how many people, he is right up to the end. The story is chockfull of mystery and very interesting thought patterns. I recommend it and can't wait to read the rest of this trilogy!
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A well-written, but very different book. The back cover mentions Kafka. I liked the book, but still am not totally sure what happened.
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Nominated for the Edgard, but not a pure mystery--first of three part trilogy.
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Technically classified as detective fiction, it is a little different that Sherlock Holmes, but an interesting read, nonetheless.
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In reading this book, you truly have no idea where it is going at any point. Daniel Quin, an author of detective novels, accepts a real assignment as private investigator from a man who dials his phone number by mistake. The investigation spirals out of control and leads Quinn to some serious soul searching after he manages to lose track of his original assigment. One of the most unique stories I've read.