David Russomano's Reviews > The Red Notebook

The Red Notebook by Paul Auster
Rate this book
Clear rating

M 50x66
's review
May 10, 2012

did not like it
Read from May 10 to 16, 2012

This book contains interesting parts, but they do not add up to an interesting whole. I was very interested at first by all the anecdotes of strange coincidences. But then I got the preface for the anthology of French poetry and became totally bogged down. Really, I see almost no point in reading such a preface WHEN IT'S NOT ATTACHED TO THE RELEVANT BOOK OF POETRY! To whatever extent I found that preface interesting, that interest was betrayed by the fact that I couldn't go on to read any of the poets Auster had just talked about. Instead, I had to turn to a different preface to a different book. I can't say for sure what Auster hoped to achieve by putting these bits together in one volume, but I don't think he achieved what I'd describe as a good book.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Red Notebook.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.