New York Trilogy

The New York Trilogy - Paul Auster Kind of 'meh', or perhaps I just didn't really understand what the point was. Alright, I get it, the three novellas echo each other, and all that, but in the end, things tend to run into circles, and the answers we're given aren't all that satisfactory.

I think part of my frustration with this book also comes back to the (too) regular use of something I tend to find more and more aggravating in stories with each passing year: the use of sentences such as "little did I know at the time that this was a mistake", "if I had made another choice, things wouldn't have gone so bad afterwards", and so on. I mean, come on, authors: stop telling us about upcoming plot twists, and let us discover them by ourselves. We're grown ups, we can take it, I promise. Once in a book is OK; more than that is nerve-grating.