A to Z Challenge - Favourite Books - New York Trilogy by Paul Auster OR Take Action So You Don't Have Regrets Later

New York Trilogy by Paul Auster.

We all lug books (or at least our e-readers) on vacation. But sometimes the most exciting book discoveries come while we're on vacation and either find a new book or author, rediscover an old favourite, or have someone recommend a book. I first read The Stand at the age of 13 because my uncle happened to have it lying around.

And I first came upon Paul Auster the same way - visiting cousins in France and, of course, looking through their bookshelves. The New York Trilogy was the first English book to catch my eye. I loved it right from the start - so mysterious, so twisty-turny, and yet with such compelling characters. The last book of his that I read was Timbuktu, told from the point of view of a dog, Mr Bones. So sad and sweet.

As for regrets... Paul Auster was a featured author at Montreal's Blue Metropolis Literary Festival a few years back. And, because I couldn't find anyone that wanted to come with me, I didn't go.

When am I ever going to get to Brooklyn again? That was my one chance to meet Paul Auster, and I lost it.

Don't do what I did!

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