Man in the Dark

Man in the Dark

Book - 2009
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Seventy-two-year-old August Brill is recovering from a car accident in his daughters house in Vermont. When sleep refuses to come, he lies in bed and tells himself stories, struggling to push back thoughts about things he would prefer to forget.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2009, c2008
Edition: 1st Picador ed. --
ISBN: 9780312428518
Branch Call Number: FIC Auste 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 180 p


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Apr 26, 2016

The book didn't quite keep me interested as Auster's other work did. I would say this is one of his most boring books but not the most terrible thing I've read.

Apr 16, 2012

Another boring book.
The only thing I liked in it, despite the horror of the content, three or four stories that are inserted into the book, about other people, most of all, about the cruel death of these people.
What is the genre of this book? Is it against the war? This anti-war theme is absolutely weak in this book. The story of Brick is as a children's story.
Typical senile loneliness, betrayals, unnecessary late confessions...
A work of art should capture the reader. If, after or during of reading, you need to strain to understand possible allegories, symbolisms, abstracts, and so on, then there are other genres for that. Read, and then try to explain what it all meant - brings boredom.
Moreover, in recent years, there are a lot books about the same thing.

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