Timbuktu by Paul Auster

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Paul Auster was born on February 3, 1947, in Newark, New Jersey. He received a B.A. and a M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. In addition to his career as a writer, Auster has been a census taker, tutor, merchant seaman, little-league baseball coach, and a telephone operator. He started his writing career as a translator. He soon gained popularity for the detective novels that make up his New York Trilogy. His other works include The Invention of Solitude; Leviathan; Moon Palace; Facing the Music; In the Country of Last Things; The Music of Chance; Mr. Vertigo; and The Brooklyn Follies. His latest novels are entitled, Invisible and Sunset Park. In addition to his novels, Auster has written screenplays and directed several films. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a French Prix Medicis for Foreign Literature.
Published September 18, 2008 by Minedition. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction

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But in the end he resolves to rejoin Willy in Timbuktu - .

May 29 1999 | Read Full Review of Timbuktu

Star Tribune

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The chief problem with "Timbuktu" is that Auster subtracts Willy from the world halfway through the book, and for poor Mr. Bones the world does not, alas, cease to exist, but only gets more complicated and confusing.

Aug 07 1999 | Read Full Review of Timbuktu

Entertainment Weekly

This cloying tale narrated by a dog named Mr. Bones should annoy Paul Auster's fans even more than his last book, the skimpy memoir Hand to Mouth.

May 28 1999 | Read Full Review of Timbuktu

Gather Books

As the book opens, Mr Bones' master, Willy G Christmas, is dying, and is on a mission to find Mr Bones a new home before that happens.

May 22 2008 | Read Full Review of Timbuktu

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