Search this Site
powered by FreeFind
Search other book
review web sites

ReviewsOfBooks.com


Your one stop for finding multiple professional reviews of recently released books.

The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster

The Book of Illusions begins with college professor David Zimmer's life torn apart by the death of his wife and children in an airplane crash. He decides he needs an obsession to distract himself from his drinking and despair, so he researches and writes the definitive book about the life of silent-film actor Hector Mann, who disappeared after his last movie. Soon after, he receives a letter from a woman claiming to be Hector Mann's wife asking if he'd like to meet the subject of his book. So sets off the search for a different life and the meaning of our life's works and whether we're defined by what we produce or the other way around. The Minneapolis Star Tribune says, "it's part of Auster's signature achievement, and an indication of his breadth as a novelist, that he so deftly leads readers through a tale that blends melodrama, farce, romance and tragedy."
Editor's Pick
 
Buy The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster
Read our review

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette review by Bob Hoover

San Francisco Chronicle review by Peter S. Temes

New York Times review by D. T. Max

Salon.com review by Michelle Goldberg

USA Today review by Marc Flores

The Guardian review by Anthony Quinn

The Observer review by Nicci Gerrard

Paul Auster
Paperback
Buy from the UK Buy from Canada
Buy from France Buy from Germany
[click book cover for amazon.com page for The Book of Illusions]
[click "Buy from the UK" for amazon.co.uk page for The Book of Illusions]

Buy amazon.com gift card