That is to say, his privates, which in the medical literature were commonly referred to as genitalia. I had been waiting for a book to capture me the way the long engrossing "The Goldfinch" had several years ago, and was this for me, the first such engaging, memorable work. The book is not badly written, per se, and Auster crams so much material and action in that one can't help but be propelled along. An author has, of course, the right to change interests, the right to change approach. I cannot stop thinking about this book A hugely accomplished work, a novel unlike any other. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Auster calls his character by his surname, Ferguson, throughout.
For a doorstopper, Paul Auster's '4 3 2 1' is surprisingly light
It is the story of a boy, Ferguson, told in four different setting. Yes, the precision of this birthday for a fictional character is unusual. No matter which life we address, Ferguson is a bit aloof, a bit too precocious, a bit unlikable. Learn more about Amazon Prime. A Novel Seasonal Quartet. A signifier of both possibility and its limitations.
Amazon Sellers and Authors create new giveaways every day to promote their products. Ships from and sold by Booksmart Buy the selected items together This item: That's about it for the plot, such as there ever is one. If those equivocations are frustrating to read in a book review, the experience of reading "4 3 2 1" is often worse. It is a long book and Auster's discriptions can go on and on but, as someone who lived in NYC at the time of the novel, it brought back so many memories.