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Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster
Travels in the Scriptorium begins with an old man, referred to as Mr. Blank, alone in a room which is much like a prison cell, and he has no idea who he is or why he's there. He does having feelings of guilt like he's committed some crime. There's a manuscript in the room, and perhaps a report, which may or not be about him. There are photos of other people too, he thinks they must be people from his life (and all previous characters from Paul Auster novels), and some of them come to visit him. He's instructed to write the ending to the manuscript. Travels in the Scriptorium is another metaphysical novel from Paul Auster, exploring the issues of life and identity. It's received mixed reviews with The Telegraph saying, "His novels are labyrinths of enigmas, mysteries and riddles, thrillers with no endings, detective stories as told by Samuel Beckett, their premises endlessly shifting, in which the only knowledge is that nothing is, or can be, known. If you dislike writers who disappear up their own wazoos, you should eschew Auster, but if you find them amusing, his stuff is state-of-the-art, and Travels in the Scriptorium is a particularly elegant example."