The New York Trilogy

The New York Trilogy

Book - 1990
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The remarkable, acclaimed series of interconnected detective novels - from the author of 4 3 2 1: A Novel

The New York Review of Books has called Paul Auster's work "one of the most distinctive niches in contemporary literature." Moving at the breathless pace of a thriller, this uniquely stylized triology of detective novels begins with City of Glass, in which Quinn, a mystery writer, receives an ominous phone call in the middle of the night. He's drawn into the streets of New York, onto an elusive case that's more puzzling and more deeply-layered than anything he might have written himself. In Ghosts , Blue, a mentee of Brown, is hired by White to spy on Black from a window on Orange Street. Once Blue starts stalking Black, he finds his subject on a similar mission, as well. In The Locked Room , Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving behind his wife and baby and nothing but a cache of novels, plays, and poems.

Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A : Penguin Books, 1990.
ISBN: 9780140131550
Characteristics: 371 pages ;,20 cm


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Dec 23, 2016

This set of three books is really great, the pages turn real easily, while also drawing the reader into a vague and engaging world. The characters and locations are grounded in reality, but dissolve into philosophy and anxiety. The author does a great job portraying the feelings of walking through the city, and being a writer. The way the stories connect is subtle but very fitting. I'm excited to read more of Auster's work, this is a very unorthodox style of mystery novel.

multcolib_susannel Jul 23, 2016

Like a magnet, the reader is drawn into three stories of mystery, intrigue and labyrinth.
Or- is it the same story?....

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