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Lulu on the Bridge

3.32 of 5 stars 3.32  ·  rating details  ·  167 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The insider's guide and perfect companion to the film starring Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino, and Vanessa Redgrave.Stunning and surreal, Lulu on the Bridge is a romantic mystery with a lot on its mind. It is the story of Izzy and Celia, two lonely, wounded, and mismatched strangers, transformed into soul mates by the uncanny powers of a phosphorescent stone. Destiny, as well ...more
ebook, 240 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by Holt Paperbacks (first published 1998)
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This is the film book for a not-very-successful film. I love Paul Auster's work, and his film experiements with Wayne Wang on Smoke and Blue in the Face is an amazing use of words and moving images. Lulu on the Bridge, however, just doesn't fall in the same category. Auster tried to direct this one himself, and it shows. There are some good ideas involved, but the pace and the plot's incoherence strains even the most patient viewer.
احساس کردم کتاب رو نصفه نیمه خوندم. یا اینکه نویسنده یه دفعه وسط داستان خسته شده و با بازگشت دوباره به صحنه تیر خوردن ایزی خواسته کار رو یه جورایی تموم کنه. از اون کتابهایی است که اگر تندخوان باشید می تونید تو یه جلسه همه ش رو بخونید . داستان به اندازه کافی جذابیت داره که بتونه یک روز و یا حداقل چهار یا پنج ساعت شما رو پا به پای خودش از نیویورک تا دوبلین بکشونه.
داستان ، مثل همه داستانهای پل استر داستان تنهایی آدمهای مدرن و امروزیست . همون داستان همیشگی گذشتن و رد شدن بی خیال از کنار همدیگه البت
Nov 28, 2007 Robin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like surreal romances
I saw the movie before I purchased the book. This is a great story about two people that meet under odd circumstances and how a "magical" stone brings them together. The stone causes a deep connection between Izzy and Celia to the point of not wanting to live without one another. Unfortunately time passes and the stone leads them to heartbreak and sadness. A wonderful story you can read in one sitting. You won't want to put the book down.
it is actually a screenplay, but Paul Auster is talented enough to make a shopping list sound good.
I liked more than The Book of Illusions. It's surreal, but still good.
Brent Legault
Both book and movie are an embarrassment.
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Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Report from the Interior, Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Invisible, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. He has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature, the Prix Médicis Étranger, the Independent Spirit Award, and the Premio Napoli. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Ac ...more
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