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The Locked Room by Paul Auster
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It ties together everything enumerated upon in City of Glass and Ghosts very nicely, this is really the piece which gives the New York trilogy what overall coherence it has. While the story in locked room lacks the palpable sense of menace in the first two parts, it has the most developed characterization and the sharpest dialogue of the three. I also really enjoyed the way Auster weaves these little details of the past two stories into this final one. Despite its short length, it manages to be a very poignant rumination on the perils of obsessing over the works and lives of others, especially if those others are writers.
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