Why this book?
Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy—previously published as City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room—is an astonishingly original take on detective and mystery novels. Although I love reading these genres, in real life puzzles rarely get solved in such a neat and tidy fashion, which is why I find this trilogy so intriguing. Auster’s stories are paradoxical and perplexing, replete with ambiguities, enclosing the reader in a hall of mirrors. The three novels expose the absurdity of fiction, which by definition is make-believe, yet repeatedly fools us into regarding the contrived imaginings of the author as real.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
Paul Auster's signature work, "The New York Trilogy," consists of three interlocking novels: "City of Glass," "Ghosts," and "The Locked Room" - haunting and mysterious tales that move at the breathless pace of a thriller."City of Glass" - As a result of a strange phone call in the middle of the night, Quinn, a writer of detective stories, becomes enmeshed in a case more puzzling than any he might hace written"Ghosts"Blue, a student of Brown, has been hired to spy on Black. From a window of a rented house on Orange street, Blue stalks his subject, who is staring out…