"Oracle Night is a compulsively readable novel by 'one of the great writers of our time." (San Francisco Chronicle). Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of ...Read More"Oracle Night is a compulsively readable novel by 'one of the great writers of our time." (San Francisco Chronicle). Several months into his recovery from a near-fatal illness, novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook. It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie premonitions and bewildering events that threaten to destroy his marriage and undermine his faith in reality. If The New York Trilogy was Paul Auster's detective story, his mesmerizing eleventh novel reads like an old-fashioned ghost story. But there are no ghosts in this book - only flesh-and-blood human beings, wandering through the haunted realms of everyday life. Oracle Night is a narrative tour de force that confirms Auster's reputation as one of the boldest, most original writers at work in America today. "His old-fashioned art of creating suspense ...which rivals M. R. James or Conan Doyle. In fact, Oracle Night is best read as a post-modern ghost story." (The Guardian).Read Less
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let me start by saying i love paul auster. BUT, he is hit or miss for me. when i read one of his books (and i'm trying to get through all of them) he''s either dead on absolutely perfect one of the best books i've ever read - or - it's a zero, i dislike the characters, i dislike the story, and i'm actually mad at myself for having read it.... this one was NOT my favorite. i recommend the new york trilogy, or in the country of last things instead.
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