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Man in the Dark by Paul Auster
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Jan 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: own
Read from December 21, 2010 to January 01, 2011 — I own a copy

It's a shame that you can't give half stars in here, because this would have gotten 4½ stars most definately.

When I bought the book, I thought that this seems quite shor novel to be read, but oh how wrong I was. For the last twenty pages, I cried for multiply reasons. For happiness, sadness, joy and sorrow.

The whole book is based on one night, to an endless night for August Brill who is recovering from a car accident and is having trouble sleeping. So, he tells himself stories, interesting ones that has nothing and everything to do with his own life, his past. It all ends to a conversation with his grand-daughter, his life spilled in the end of the book for the readers.

Paul Auster has indeed managed to write a story, that keeps breaking readers heart, constantly driving the reader into tears. Probably one of the best book I've ever read.

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