Sonntag, August 17, 2008

Lieblingsautor: Paul Auster

Gestern Abend habe ich meinen Krimi von Val McDermid ausgelesen, der mir großteils sehr gefallen hat. Vor allem natürlich, da es auch um Literatur in dem Roman ging. Allerdings bin ich keine große Freundin von Lyrik, daher wird höchstwahrscheinlich kein Buch von William Wordsworth in meinem Bücherregal landen.
Heute beginne ich folgendes Buch:

The Book of Illusions

From the Back Cover: One man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann, and remembers how to laugh . . .
Mann was a comic genius, in trademark white suit and fluttering black moustache. But one morning in 1929 he walked out of his house and was never heard from again. Zimmer's obsession with Mann drives him to publish a study of his work; whereupon he receives a letter postmarked New Mexico, supposedly written by Mann's wife, and inviting him to visit the great Mann himself. Can Hector Mann be alive? Zimmer cannot decide - until a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever.
Written with breath-taking urgency and precision, this stunning novel plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, the violent and the tender dissolve into one another.

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