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I could have just put this bit of the review up there with the auater part of the review but now you’re down here reading this part of the review and by the time you glance back up to the main thread you’ll have forgotten what I was talking about up there and be thinking about the footnote which is really just the story continued in another way.

Librería La Lengua Absuelta: Paul Auster, La Noche del Oráculo

Which begs the question of whether one should strive in life or just go with the flow? I regret that because the first nine tenths of the novel are fun to read. Probably I’ll add more stars later. There certainly oracupo some kind of tension while reading the book. Il nulla, vabe va facciamoci una risata ahah.

This is ineffective trickery, high-handedness, and an option to go noir instead of ironic because irony is a more delicate operation. See my other book reviews here. Oracle Night is short, but packed with detail.

When was the last time you saw a note in a fiction book three pages long?! View all 5 comments. So i’m reading it. Like I said, I don’t know what to say about this book. I thought the narrator was kind of slow in seeing what was going on, so in a sense his stunning conclusion at the end was a confirmation of what I’d eel thinking all along.


New York State United States. Auster’s favourite theme is randomness, chance. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Return to Book Page. During the first pages or so I thought it was a useless book, I was oracupo just for exercise reading in English.

Los Privilegios Jonathan Dee. This is a brooding story too, it was a smooth read for me, enjoyed every moment of it. I still don’t know where the book is about. The same with an abortive story the protagonist, Sidney Orr, writes — it has a kind of foreshadowing function but it seems like showing off because Auster creates a modicum of suspense, at least, and then to have the protagonist just abandon the story is annoying.

But just because there are coincidental and random things one encounters on a daily basis, doesn’t mean that reason is futile. I don’t know if I will again read anything by Paul Auster.

La noche del oráculo by Paul Auster (2 star ratings)

Austet Einstieg in die Welt von Auster eignet sich das Buch darum sehr. There’s Martine, a prostitute from Haiti.

A defender of this book might argue that this is intentional, that because the protagonist is a novelist it is a comment on the way the novelist sees the world as potential stories, stories that are defeated by horrors too unimaginable. Oracle Night seems like one of Auster’s more perfunctory novels.

They felt like artificial inserts, like information that wasn’t so necessary to the narrative itself and that didn’t add much to the characters, on top of ita I’m not sure what to think about this book.


Overall, I didn’t enjoy this novel. Therein lies another part of Auster’s story. He’s finally over stepped the mark. The Best Books of To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

As in any true friendship, mutual as it may be, real life sometimes gets in the way and complications arise. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions Quotes from Oracle Night. I kept anticipating some kind of ta da! He bullied her into going through with the pregnancy?!

La noche del oráculo

Lists with This Book. What keeps drawing me back to him is his treatment of writers and the craft of writing in his stories, and I feel, through reading Auster, that I’m gaining some new insight through his characters.

Whereas this book had a line that actually made nocbe shudder, so off-putting was the failure of its eroticism: In my opinion he had two books here, one that was halfway finished, and a less interesting one that he found along the way.

There aren’t many books that make a serious attempt to explore synchronicity, but this is one. Maybe reading his books in traditional format would help, but un fortunately? The story is just about somebody and how things go in his life.