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Lulu on the bridge

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  197 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The romantic story of two lonely, mismatched strangers, transformed into soulmates by the uncanny power of a phosphorescent stone.
Paperback, 202 pages
Published 1999 by Einaudi (first published 1998)
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Loyd
May 17, 2009 Loyd rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
ثمانه
Sep 18, 2014 ثمانه rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Robin
Nov 28, 2007 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
Cyrille Honoré
Jun 24, 2015 Cyrille Honoré rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
La couverture illustre bien le livre : clichés et niaiseries. Catastrophique. On peine à croire que ce soit l'oeuvre de Paul Auster.
Leticia
it is actually a screenplay, but Paul Auster is talented enough to make a shopping list sound good.
Anna
Mar 14, 2009 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked more than The Book of Illusions. It's surreal, but still good.
Robert
Jul 12, 2015 Robert rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stunning. Can't wait to see if the film is as good as the screenplay.
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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