Oracle Night

Oracle Night By Paul Auster, Oracle Night Several months into his recovery from a near fatal illness novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook It is September and for the next nine days Orr w
  • Title: Oracle Night
  • Author: Paul Auster
  • ISBN: 9780571216970
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • Oracle Night By Paul Auster, Several months into his recovery from a near fatal illness, novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie premonitions and bewildering events that threaten to destroy his marriage and undermine his faithSeveral months into his recovery from a near fatal illness, novelist Sidney Orr enters a stationery shop in Brooklyn and buys a blue notebook It is September 18, 1982, and for the next nine days Orr will live under the spell of this blank book, trapped inside a world of eerie premonitions and bewildering events that threaten to destroy his marriage and undermine his faith in reality.Paul Auster s mesmerizing eleventh novel reads like an old fashioned ghost story But there are no ghosts in this book only flesh and blood human beings, wandering through the haunted realms of everyday life Oracle Night is a narrative tour de force that confirms Auster s reputation as one of the boldest, most original writers at work in America today.
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    1. Paul Auster

      Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Report from the Interior, Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Invisible, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works He has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature, the Prix M dicis tranger, the Independent Spirit Award, and the Premio Napoli He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Commandeur de l Ordre des Arts et des Lettres He lives in Brooklyn, New Yorkul auster

    951 thoughts on “Oracle Night”


    1. I had been sick for a long time When the day came for me to leave the hospital, I barely knew how to walk any, could barely remember who I was supposed to be.One of the best Austers I ve read, seriously Auster, you love him or you hate him I ve struggled with his books, but always ended up fascinated Auster writes brooding stories, there s always something below the surface and to find out what s going on is a challenge.This is a brooding story too, it was a smooth read for me, enjoyed every mom [...]



    2. Every time I start a Paul Auster book I get twenty pages into it and think, That s it He s finally over stepped the mark He s jumped from the edge of the clever cliff and into the precipice of w nky too smart and arty for his own good literature And then, I am always proved wrong Sorry Paul I judge you too harshly Another excellent book with the trademark Austerisms Convoluted, random, perhaps even a little too common place at times, writhing like a bag of snakes the twists and turns had me on t [...]


    3. The story within the story device gives Paul Auster plenty of freedom to orchestrate his postmodern novel These are the fake jottings of an active writer and they include daily occurrences diary like , ideas for plots, a coherent free flow of thoughts and musings, a scrapbook of so much mixed media which describes a vivid world dabbling in the surreal His avoiding the usage of quotation marks in the story within the story s dialogue conveys the continuity of the writer s imagination He uses lite [...]


    4. Finch sogni, c sempre scampo.Dopo un incidente a cui riuscito miracolosamente a sopravvivere, Sidney Orr ricomincia, con un po di fatica, a scrivere.Grazie a un taccuino blu, proveniente dal Portogallo, e che sembra avere poteri magici, comincia a svilupparsi la trama di questo romanzo di Auster.Con La notte dell oracolo di Auster, si entra nel meta romanzo, un romanzo nel romanzo in cui confluiscono diverse storie Da un lato, la storia privata di Sidney e del suo matrimonio con la moglie Grace [...]



    5. Oracle Night seems like one of Auster s perfunctory novels There is the usual blend of a narrator getting over some big personal tragedy, reflections on the power of language writing especially in this case , recurring coincidences, a female love interest in trouble, etc The opening conceit of the blank notebook and Sid s need to fill it has this really interesting, ominous vibe going to it But Auster doesn t seem all that committed to really diving into it, and by the end of the book it felt l [...]




    6. The story was confusing,the end upset me,and i feel depressed after finishing ity be it wasn t the right time for me to read ite part about his mysterious blue notebook,and how it give Sidney Auster s protagonist,some kind of power over his writing and it s effective impact in changing the direction of the story from time to time, was the only interesting thing Those notebooks are very friendly, but they can also be cruel, and you have to watch out you don t get lost in them, warns Trause.



    7. If you have never read Auster before, proclaims a quote displayed on the cover of this edition of Oracle Night, this is the place to start I hadn t read Auster before beginning this book, but I d been meaning to for a while especially since I ve now read three of his wife Siri Hustvedt s books and have gathered that their work ie very similar in style and theme I wasn t out looking for an Auster book, I was just browsing at the library, but when I spotted it, the intriguing summary and that quot [...]



    8. Auster here takes story telling and uses that as a means to ponder reality and every labyrinthine way this translates through perception He takes the maze and straightens it out so that every turn, every fork, every dead end corridor or way in or out is set parallel Then what is left is something like the strata of rock, each layer signifying different eras in soil but here the unknowable passage we take from our point of view, fractured, subjective and incomplete Auster takes that sample in sto [...]


    9. Quiet and tempered my first Auster, and I loved the style I enjoyed Sidney s daily life, his writing, his screenplays I enjoyed the small fantastical elements, but still rooted in reality the magic of the blue notebook that was never explained Vulnerable, true to life, and both sad and hopeful 4.5 stars knocked down only a bit because the ending was abrupt More thoughts under spoiler tag view spoiler Bowen is still in a dark fall out shelter in Kansas City I was intrigued by The Time Machine ret [...]


    10. Through the entire story I had the feeling I was on the verge of stumbling on the meat of it, but it never happened I stuck with it hoping for even a line that would satisfy the on the verge feeling, but by the last line on the last page, I realized it wasn t coming Maybe I m too dense to really get the underlying substance of this book, but believe me, I was looking for it.


    11. Auster s favourite theme is randomness, chance And we see it again in this novel, which is a story within a story within a story, told in Auster s favourite narrative style Given that there is so much ground to cover in this short book, I m not sure there is any other way but to tell this story However, only the main story line heads towards any type of conclusion in this book, while the others stall midway, again, demonstrating randomness, perhaps I like this book because it deals with the life [...]


    12. And here I am back with Paul Auster and my ongoing love hate relationship with him What keeps drawing me back to him is his treatment of writers and the craft of writing in his stories, and I feel, through reading Auster, that I m gaining some new insight through his characters There have been a few sour grapes in our literary relationship, but there s this overwhelming What is he up to now feeling that brings me back.So here we have Sidney Orr, just released from the hospital after recovering f [...]


    13. In einem Bungalow Hostel auf den Philippinen gefunden und beinahe verschlungen Wundersch n und traurig zugleich.


    14. Mi primer acercamiento a Paul Auster ha sido exitoso y emocionante y considero que esta es una buena manera de terminar el a o leyendo a un escritor talentos simo, que en poco m s de 250 p ginas desarrolla una historia perfecta Bien escrita, interesante e ingeniosa.No s qu tan importante sea el plot de esta novela, porque lo m s fascinante quiz s sea la interpolaci n de historias, la literatura jugando consigo misma en una sucesi n de espejos que recuerdan al Quijote y a los laberintos de Borges [...]


    15. I don t know what to say about this book I liked If you look at how much I liked it w r t how low my hopes were before starting it, I guess you could say I really liked it But all things being equal, I mainly liked it.I think if I d read this in college I would have wanted to write a paper about it Although, maybe not because I feel like the book is in despearate need of critical exploration, maybe just because it seems like the kind of book that a college student could fairly easily write a pap [...]


    16. There aren t many books that make a serious attempt to explore synchronicity, but this is one I think Sidney goes from a rationalist to a fabulist mystic though is own limitations often keep him from knowing what he knows His happiness for being alive at the end of the book is felt than understood and I liked that also, that the book self refers to the Trause note which is basically to look for another notebook of which the novel is the product 20 years later that allows Sidney to begin to unde [...]



    17. Nacht des Orakels ist auf der einen Weise ein typisches Buch von Paul Auster Etwas verzweifelte Figuren versuchen in New York ihr Leben zu bestreiten, zu ver ndern, nicht aus den Augen zu verlieren Dabei verschieben sich gewisse Dinge in der Wahrnehmung und Realit t, Gedanken werden pl tzlich zu Tatsachen Doch im Gegensatz zu anderen Werken des Autors kippt das Buch nie Die Erz hlung bleibt ziemlich linear, ein paar mysteri se Momente erhalten nicht viel Gewicht Trotzdem schwingt immer das bekan [...]


    18. Fint spr k, men ber ttelsen k nns ofullst ndig p n got vis Jag tycker om hur Auster m lar upp karakt rerna och k nslorna dem emellan, men det r n got som fattas.Edit Denna r s meta Det r en bok om en f rfattare som skriver en bok i ett magiskt anteckningsblock, en bok som bl.a handlar om ett bokmanus Jag undrar om det r n gon slags symbolik f r v rdet av och makten hos litteratur.



    19. Everytime I picked up this book, I thought of that old Police song about synchronicity.Many miles away there s a shadow on the doorOf a cottage on the shoreOf a dark Scottish lakeEvery action seems to have a matching coincidence in this volume of wonky fiction A stationery store suddenly appears where it didn t appear before, selling mysterious Portuguese notebooks Characters mention trips to Portugal The stationery store disappears overnight, then re appears in a different location Many miles a [...]




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