Paul Auster - Travels in the Scriptorium
undoubtedly a return to what Auster does best.
| 13 Oct 2006
Great writers have been known to vanish for years only to re-emerge with a stunning comeback novel. While Paul Auster never actually disappeared, his recent novels (including the Quixote-inspired 'Timbuktu' and the meta-fictional biography, 'The Book of Illusions') were far from being the postmodern manifestos expected since The New York Trilogy. This, however, is undoubtedly a return to what Auster does best. Straight away we are swamped in typically Austerian themes: linguistics, semiotics, nominality, self-reference, a sense of space without time and time without space. Scriptorium is a cacophony of ascetic oddness and thought-provoking postmodernism. [Rob Westwood]
Out on the 7th October, Priced Ã‚Â£12.99 Hardback.