A Quick Mention Before I Leave Town

I finished reading Paul Auster’s latest novel Invisible last night. I think it’s his best book in a while. This piece from Clancy Martin’s review really does it true justice:

You want to reread “Invisible” because it moves quickly, easily, somehow sinuously, and you worry that there were good parts that you read right past, insights that you missed. The prose is contemporary American writing at its best: crisp, elegant, brisk. It has the illusion of effortlessness that comes only with fierce discipline. As often happens when you are in the hands of a master, you read the next sentence almost before you are finished with the previous one. The novel could be read shallowly, because it is such a pleasure to read.

2 thoughts on “A Quick Mention Before I Leave Town

  1. nova

    Yes, this is shameless self promotion. When you are trying to break into 3 digit sales numbers, well, you do what you got to do.

    In the not so distant future, the American economy fails, stumbling from a sharp decline into full out collapse. One casualty of the fallout finds himself homeless in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and faces new challenges at every turn just trying to survive. As he changes and adapts he learns hard lessons, makes new friends and ultimately becomes a formidable force of harsh justice in a lawless land. An unrelenting coming of age story set in the backdrop of a once proud America spiraling downward into third world squalor and violence.

    American Apocalypse
    by Nova
    on Amazon.



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