My rating: 2.0
I read this in 2011. My girlfriend said I was too hasty in judging it so, without looking at my old review, I reread it. While Auster is a talented writer, I wouldn't change a thing from my original review:
This book is akin to a car accident that you just can't help yourself with watching....even though you know you will regret it. The book is told in 3 parts, Summer, Fall & The Ending. Summer was very good, Fall was uncomfortable and The Ending was.....it just ended. I did LOVE the writing and that almost made me want to rate it higher but, the story line was lacking. I will definitely read something else by Auster in future.
If you are looking for a similar writing style but with a storyline that delivers, I highly recommend checking out Julian Barne's Sense of an Ending.