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Review of “Sunset Park,” by Paul Auster

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In Sunset Park, Paul Auster abandons the metafictional play of his last novel, “Invisible,” for the realistic portrayal of a son estranged from his family and the depiction of people so battered and broken by circumstances and the terrible economy that they’re forced to live in an abandoned house.

Read my review from the November 21, 2010, edition of The Kansas City Star.

You can buy Sunset Park at Barnes & Noble.

I reviewed Auster’s Invisible in The Raleigh News & Observer on November 1, 2009 .

Written by Joe Peschel

November 21st, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Somerville Spins Tales of the Future and End

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You may recognize Patrick Somerville as the author of The Cradle, a realistic and often comical exploration of contemporary fatherhood. Little in that novel would prepare for you the amazing stories in Somerville’s second story collection, The Universe in Miniature in Miniature.  These tales are mostly speculative fiction-science fiction, surrealism, absurdism, and fantasy blended into a metafictional continuum.

The Universe

Read my review in the November 20, 2010, edition of The Boston Globe.

You can buy The Universe in Miniature in Miniature at Barnes & Noble.

Visit Patrick Somerville’s website.

Written by Joe Peschel

November 21st, 2010 at 6:31 pm

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