Moon Palace by Paul Auster
(Contemporary American Fiction)

74%

7 Critic Reviews

Coming so soon after a string of masterly little novels, Auster's latest attests to the expansiveness of his vision and the deepening of his voice.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Spanning three generations, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit, Moon Palace follows an orphan child of the sixties as he seeks the key to his past and the answers to the riddle of his fate.
 

About Paul Auster

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Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Invisible, Man in the Dark, Travels in the Scriptorium, The Brooklyn Follies, and Oracle Night. I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited, was a national bestseller. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. 
 
Published April 1, 1989 by Viking Adult. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Moon Palace
All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Sep 16 2011

Coming so soon after a string of masterly little novels, Auster's latest attests to the expansiveness of his vision and the deepening of his voice.

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NY Times

Good
Reviewed by Joyce Reiser Kornblatt on Apr 19 2008

Although the book chronicles innumerable tragedies, it is, in manner and vision, a comic novel. How could a narrator named Marco Stanley Fogg not be funny?

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LA Times

Above average
Reviewed by CHARLES SOLOMON on Apr 22 2008

Auster's daft, illogical logic makes this novel curiously readable.

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London Review of Books

Good
Reviewed by Patrick Parrinder on May 18 2008

Paul Auster’s Moon Palace is a ‘Western’ novel executed with consummate skill and an unerring feeling for the volume control.

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Open Salon

Below average
Reviewed by Papalaz on Jan 26 2009

By all means tell me the same tale 3 ways - I'm happy with that but don't gussy it up and tell me it's a traditional novel.

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Helium

Excellent
Reviewed by Scott Bennett on Dec 31 2009

All in all its a towering achievement.

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Helium

Above average
Reviewed by Marie-Luise Stromer on Apr 06 2008

I hope it has come across that I'm fascinated by the novel; maybe I could put a spark of interest in you. If so, good, if not, good as well.

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