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In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster
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Oct 31, 10

Read from October 28 to 31, 2010

I can't say this is the best Auster novel I've read, and maybe I'm a victim of my own expectations. I had assumed this would be some sort of post-modern detective novel that I've come to expect like New York trilogy, Leviathan, etc etc, but instead, he has written a post-apocalyptic novel that surprised me. There are times where I was completely enthralled by the book, but also times where I felt the novel was wandering in a not-so-interesting manner. I will say that the scenario is highly imaginative and it leaves me with more questions that answers (a trait that I enjoy in fiction), but overall, I'm not sure I'd recommend this to someone wanting to read Auster for the first time. It just wasn't compelling enough of a novel for my tastes.
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