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. Here is the most entertaining and moving novel yet from an author well known for his breathtaking imagination.
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"This is a writer whose work shines with intelligence and originality." (Don DeLillo)
"In somber, cerebral, and terse narratives, Paul Auster has hunted down his obsessions. The missing father, the limits of language, the past as a crime we are driven to solve: from these themes, Mr. Auster has built a reputation as a post-modern gumshoe, fusing the conventions of detective fiction with Beckett-like despair." (The New York Times)
"The moon as a poetic and planetary influence over earthly affairs runs as a theme, wittily ransacked, throughout this elegant fiction." (Publishers Weekly)
A very good novel, and decently narrated, until the narrator begins with the elderly painter Effing whom he presents as a cartoon-curmudgeon, speaking the character's words with barely a variation in tone, inflection, and emphasis. The novel at this point becomes difficult to judge, seeming to slump into a dramatic middle ground - engaging to a point; predictable beyond that point.
Needed more vocal imagination and insight regarding the character of the elderly painter Effing.
Finish the Audible book, despite the growing effort needed to do so.
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