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Marco Stanley Fogg is een wees, een kind van de jaren zestig, een speurder eeuwig op zoek naar de sleutel tot zijn verleden, naar het antwoord op het raadsel van het lot. Terwijl Marco van de afgronden van Manhattan naar de woestijnen van Utah reist, ontmoet hij een keur van personen en beleeft hij een reeks rijke en verrassende gebeurtenissen. Het boek begint in de zomer ...more
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Jun 29, 2010 Shovelmonkey1 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all Paul Auster fans
This is a book about gettin' nekkid.

I discovered Paul Auster through the 1001 books list and then went on a big PA binge. I suppose I should have been more restrained because very soon all the PA plots and machinations and convoluted po-mo madness was churning in my brain. I'd given myself PAP. Yes, that well know literary syndrome, Paul Auster Poisoning.

This was my third consecutive read and I believe it can be directly attributed to the onset of a severe case of PAP. But I did enjoy this book
Ahmad Sharabiani
Moon Palace, Paul Auster
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: نوزدهم سپتامبر سال 2011 میلادی
عنوان: مون پالاس؛ پل آستر (استر)؛ مترجم: لیلا نصیریها؛ تهران، افق، چاپ اول و دوم 1386، در 421 ص؛ شابک: ایکس - 964369304، چاپ بعدی سال 1391 در 424 ص، شابک: 9789643698829؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن 20 م
ما همیشه، یا جای دُرست بودیم در زمان غلط، یا جای غلط بودیم در زمان دُرست، و همیشه، همینگونه همدیگر را از دست داده ایم! مون پلاس، پل استر
مارکو استنلی فاگ در کودکی مادر خویش را طی یک تصادف اتومبیل از دست میدهد. از
Χαρά Ζ.
Nov 19, 2016 Χαρά Ζ. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-love
_Moon Palace_

Reading this books was a pleasure <3

I tried reading this in the summer but i was going out all the time and i was working and i was having so much fun (SUMMER I NEED YOU, PLZ COME BACK) so reading was not in my plans at all. I picked it up about a week ago and i must admit that i kind of fell in love with Auster's writing and Auster's story.
The way he uses the first person narrative is so well done that i started thinking all over again about narration techniques. Authors who
Feb 19, 2016 Sawsan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
300 صفحة من الحكي الممتع
بول أوستر له أسلوبه الخاص في السرد, وقدرة عجيبة على جذب القارئ لكلماته من البداية إلى النهاية
يحكي ماركو راوي الرواية عن حياته بكل تفاصيلها وتساؤلاتها وشخصياتها المتشابكة
سلسلة غريبة من الأحداث والصدف والاختيارات, وعرض لحالات ومشاعر انسانية مختلفة من اليأس والوحدة والعبث والسعادة والحب والصداقة
جولات في عالم الكتب, ورحلات لولايات كثيرة في أمريكا وملامح من الحياة والأحداث العامة في النصف الأول من القرن العشرين وحتى بداية السبعينيات.
السرد الممتع هو أجمل ما في الرواية, الأحداث
Mar 15, 2013 Deea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In terms of flow of language, this book was quite good. Paul Auster has a way with words. The coincidences he appeals to however are way too much (view spoiler). The main character goes through despair, a state of balance, happiness and then he loses everything, but he finds out the key to his past. I didn't really understand the point of this book: was it that everything in life is transient, was it ...more
While this book starts well, it soon goes downhill.

The central character in the beginning is Marco Stanley Fogg. He drew my attention. What happens to him gives the reader a lot to think about. He is an orphan and has no relatives. He is totally alone, or so he thinks. Until..... Well, I am not going to tell you. And he is broke. When? 1969. Where? Brooklyn. I liked the writing. I liked the philosophical thoughts, his thoughts about writing, about travel, about how people interact and our need
Jun 18, 2007 Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zadie Smith, in an introduction for a Nonrequired Reading Anthology brought a James Joyce quote to my attention
"That ideal reader suffering from an ideal insomnia" -Joyce

"The ideal reader cannot sleep when holding the writer he was meant to be with." - Smith

This is how I feel about Paul Auster, especially concerning Moon Palace. An odd series of events lead me to read this book at the perfect time. I was on a road trip in which the route of my companions and I followed a route traced by the prot
Jan 30, 2008 Geoff rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who paint their nails black and write bad poetry
What on earth?

This book was recommended to me by a person whose taste in literature I hold in high regard. That's why I was surprised to discover, halfway through the book, that it's a really terrible piece of pretentious writing. I felt no empathy with the main character -- a really spoiled, pretentiously "eccentric" kid with an Asian fetish trying to revel in the black aethetic of his free-fall into poverty. He's saved by Kitty Wu, the sexually precocious daughter of Chinese royalty or some su
Jan 18, 2009 Candice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Candice by: Skud
I loved it. I loved reading this book, but I wish I hadn't read it so fast. I read it because of someone, and I can't thank him enough.

I put myself in M.S's shoes, and I cried, I laughed, I dreamt.

Paul has a poetic use of language, that's sure.
Quang Khuê
Jun 16, 2013 Quang Khuê rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sự dễ chịu trong hành động đọc đôi khi nằm ở chỗ mọi thứ dường như được đẩy tới giới hạn của nó. Những sự kiện lỡ dở trong cuộc sống sớm nhường chỗ cho những quyết định. Vài chuyện lấp lửng cũng trở nên chóng vánh và dứt khoát. Giống như nhân vật Marco Fogg trong Moon Palace (Paul Auster – dịch giả: Cao Việt Dũng, Nhã Nam và NXB Hội Nhà Văn ấn hành) nhanh chóng “biến cuộc đời mình thành một tác phẩm nghệ thuật, bằng cách tự hiến mình cho cái nghịch lý tối hảo” (tr.41). Nghĩa là cậu chàng dứt kho ...more
Jul 22, 2007 Duc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about writing and observations and hardship. This book is my first introduction to Auster. After reading this book, I went to the university library to look up obscure writers. One of the writers is Giordano Bruno who believed that there was a parallel universe back in medieval times. There is the theme of journey, travel and exploration into other worlds. The narrator has a name inspired by Phileas Fogg, the fictional character in Jules Verns ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’.
Jan 02, 2015 Amélie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: états-unis, 2015
Cher Paul Auster,

Je sais pas si tu savais, mais c'est un peu dégueulasse, in this day & age (ou même en 1989, année où ce roman a été publié), d'écrire un livre où le personnage féminin le plus important est tout à fait dénué de personnalité. (Le port de la mini-jupe & une sexualité particulièrement ardente ne comptent pas.) Ça se fait encore moins de dire "by the way, la gang, elle est Chinoise mais elle parle anglais sans accent", de l'affubler d'un backstory aux relents orientalistes,
Nov 24, 2015 Lalarme23 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tôi không mất nhiều thời gian để đọc, nhưng lại mất rất nhiều thời gian để nghĩ, không phải nghĩ về quyển sách, mà nghĩ về cuộc sống, về sự tình cờ, về sự trớ trêu, vòng lặp, về sự đau khổ, về con người và về nỗi cô độc. Đôi khi nỗi cô độc còn lớn hơn cả số mệnh, chúng ta sinh ra dưới những vì sao cô đơn và cứ mãi mãi khắc khoải về vận mệnh của mình.

Nhân vật chính, Marco Stanley Fogg trong sự bất định của cuộc đời, từ một đứa trẻ không cha, mất mẹ từ sớm, Marco không biết quá khứ của mình, mọi t
Jan 07, 2016 Rola rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
من أصعب المراجعات التي يمكن إتمامها علي الإطلاق، مراجعات روايات "بول أوستر"فالرجل ليس له "مسكة"، حواديته بلا بداية و لا نهاية و لا ذروة أحداث... قد تبدأ ذروة الأحداث في أول صفحاته ثم يكمل بوتيرة عادية أو العكس.. الرجل يحكي تفاصيل حياة شخص معين من المفترض أنه بطل القصة، ثم حين تتقاطع حياة البطل بآخرين تجده يعرض لك مقتطفات طويلة من حياة الآخرين، تفاصيل تفاصيل و حكايات و حكايات، لا يفرض عبرات أو عظات و لا يهدف إلي استخلاص أهداف، فعلها أوستر في " ثلاثية نيويورك " و " حماقات بروكلين" و هنا أيضا في "ق ...more
Nov 30, 2008 Tara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Elizabeth Euresti
Auster's poetic use of language and the supremely convincing characterization of his protagonist made this novel one that I remember not so much by plot arches [though the plot is faultless], but in very vivid images of moments or point-surveys of MS Fogg's life.
Living in an apartment furnished only with boxes of books that for his bed, chairs, table, and entertainment.
Living in a shrub-cave in Central Park.
Outlaw cave hideouts in the desert, covered in obscure paintings.
Handing out money to pe
Maria Clara
Oct 02, 2015 Maria Clara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magistral, y traumático en su locura. Una historia en la que su personaje, M. S. Fogg, busca su yo interior, una especie de señal que guíe sus pasos. Unos pasos tambaleantes, indecisos, y al tiempo quietos, una especie de locura sin definir.
Nada EL Shabrawi
م.س فُج يمثلني.
Aug 28, 2015 Reza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
خیلی بهتر از کتاب قبلیم (ناپیدا) بود که باز از پل آستر خوندم. واقعا عالی بود. لذت بردم, کتاب ۴ بخشه که بخش اول مربوط به مارکو فاگ که شخصیت اول کتابه که زندگی خودش رو داره شرح میده که تنهاست, بخش دوم زندگی پیرمردی به اسم توماس افینگ هستش که فاگ پرستارشه, و تو این بخش که لذت بخش ترین بخش کتاب هست با افینگ و ماجراهاش آشنا میشیم و فاگ هم جواب یه سری از معماهای هویتیش رو پیدا میکنه و بخش سوم که مربوط به باربر هست که پسر افینگه و باز تو این قسمت فاگ,بیشتر به هویتش پی میبره و میفهمه که کی بوده و بخش عش ...more
Steven  Godin
Jun 17, 2015 Steven Godin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, american
Moon Palace is unquestionably classic Auster, and a great starting point, his writing style might not be to everyone's liking but for me he is the most natural of storytellers.This centres on Marco Stanley Fogg (another great name!) and follows him on a journey from a crummy New York apartment to the vast landscapes of the American west and beyond, after becoming intrigued by a story told to him by his old eccentric employer who he cares for. There is rarely a dull moment to be had and as storyt ...more
Carlos Bennett
Voy a hacer un ejercicio que casi siempre evito: escribir un review de uno de mis libros favoritos.

“El Palacio de la Luna” puede ser, para alguna gente, un libro iniciático. Leerlo a los veinte años puede ser una experiencia parecida a leer “El Guardián en el Centeno” a los quince. Lamentablemente yo leí a Salinger muy tarde; a Auster lo leí exactamente a los 20. He leído al menos 4 veces “El Palacio de la Luna” desde entonces (aunque la última vez fue hace ya un buen tiempo), y en todo ese tie
Kamal Sabry Shaker
تستحق رواية قصر القمر الكثير من التقدير فى نسختها العربية بترجمتها الرائعة والسلسة.
وعن الرواية نفسها حدث ولا حرج: فالكاتب يتنقل بحرفية شديدة بين الاحداث بدون إزعاج أو ضوضاء إنتقال سلس ومرن بين صيغة المتكلم والمتكلم عنه/الراوى والمروى عنه فى ثلاث حكايات مختلفة ومترابطة الابن والجد والأب والأم فى جو مُلهم وجذاب يجعلك لا تنقل عينك عن الرواية لحين الانتهاء منها.
من أمتع الروايات التى قرأتها ومن أثقلها فلسفةً وعمقاً تغوص فى أعماق النفس البشرية وتقلباتها وإهتماماتها ونوازعها يُلقى الكاتب نظرة على تاريخ
سید مسعود حسینی
هر کسی در کتابخانه خود کتاب هایی دارد که صرف دیدن جلدشان حسی خوش القا می کند. این کتاب ها عمدتا از آن قسم کتاب هایی هستند که وقتی اولین آن ها را می خوانده ایم نمی خواسته ایم هرچه زودتر به پایان آن برسیم. می خواسته ایم آن را، چنان که گویی استکانی قهوه را، ذره ذره بنوشیم. مون پالاس استر برای من چینین کتابی بوده و هست.
مون پالاس روایت زندگی پرماجرای مارکو فاگه. پسرکی که از سربازی معاف میشه، پرستار پیرمردی ثروتمند میشه و بعدها متوجه میشه که این پیرمرد پدربزرگشه، مدتی در غاری در کویر زندگی می کنه، پدر
Aaber  Rinstad
Jul 31, 2012 Aaber Rinstad rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I'd give this book one star only, but I feel maybe (though I'm not thoroughly convinced) that somewhere under all the awful, pretentious drivel there's a kernel of something interesting. I mean - by itself - the plot elements have the makings of something to pique the interest of even a casual reader; curious characters, strange happenings, wordplay and symbolism. And maybe I'm missing something others can see in this book. Apparently it's pretty well received overall. I feel, however, that this ...more
Jenny Ko
Mar 19, 2016 Jenny Ko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ο Auster είναι όντως μετρ της γραφης. Το συγκεκριμένο βιβλιο με κουρασε καπως και εκανα καιρό να το τελειώσω αλλα δεν μπορω να αμφισβητησω τη σπουδαιοτητα του.
Mar 02, 2008 Oceana2602 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who likes books
Recommended to Oceana2602 by: bought as part of an ebay package
So there is that guy who grows up, moves to New York and then ends up living in Central Park for a while.

Doesn't sound interesting? Yep, I admit I wouldn't have bought the book, but it was given to me and I cannot NOT read a book when you give it to me. I am now convinced that Paul Auster could make everything, well, maybe not interesting in a literal sense, but he makes you want to know. I couldn't stop reading, but if you ask me what I liked about this book, I come up blank. The closest I come
Kelly Deriemaeker
Toen ik vorig jaar "In The Country Of Last Things" van Paul Auster las en het fantastisch vond dacht ik nog dat het ook een lucky shot kon zijn, maar na Moon Palace gelezen te hebben weet ik dat Paul Auster een fantastische schrijver is. Zo'n schrijver van wie ik nu natuurlijk alles wil lezen, ook al is mijn to read lijstje al lang genoeg zo.

Moon Palace deed alles dat een goed boek moet doen. Mij meesleuren, mij ontroeren en amuseren, me met verwondering verder doen lezen en aan het einde zorgen
May 18, 2017 Nevena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Много увлекателен роман, просто обсебващ – особено първите две трети. Дълбоко навлизане в гледната точка на протагониста, преживяваш с него уникални състояния. Да влезеш в кожата на бездомник в Ню Йорк – ама наистина да го го усетиш, почти като да го преживееш сам. Да съпреживееш едно разпадащо се съзнание - все едно на теб се случва. Какво ме подразни - прекалено, ама до абсурд осланяне на случайностите. Невероятни случайности цели два пъти. Другото е, че в последната третина на романа (май) за ...more
Irina Cebanu
Feb 20, 2017 Irina Cebanu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to give it a 5 so hard, but the ending... God, why? T_T
I mean... it's a very good novel! I loved its structures, like in One Thousand and One Nights, there's the main story (Marco's life struggle) and from there the narrator tells the story of a character, with another story inside, etc. Also, there was something in the plot, maybe in Marco's tendency to "disconnect" from the world, to disappear, that reminded me a bit of The New York Trilogy. I really liked it. And it is very well-written. And the characters! I really enjoyed the parts of the
Feb 22, 2014 Peter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es ist die Geschichte von M.S. Fogg, der sich auf der Suche nach sich selbst in seiner eigenen Welt verirrt. Eine Welt, die ihm durch das Aufwachsen ohne Vater in einer konservativen Umgebung und durch den frühen Tod seiner Mutter geprägt ist und in eine gelebte Depression gipfelt.

Beeindruckend schafft es Paul Auster mit prägnanter aber durchdachter Sprache zu fesseln. Stilsicher wird man in das New York der 60er Jahre und den "Wilden Westen" mitgenommen.

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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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