The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster

The Book of Illusions

Paul Auster

Slow to start, this book soon becomes a page turner. You will be as desperate as Professor Zimmer to find out what happened to silent film star Hector Mann. Auster's descriptions of his films are so detailed you will feel that you have seen them!

Extract

Everyone thought he was dead. When my book about his films was published in 1988, Hector Mann had not been heard from in almost sixty years ... few people seemed to know that he had ever existed ... he walked out of his rented house on North Orange Drive and was never seen again. His blue DeSoto was parked in the garage; the lease on his property was good for another three months; the rent had been paid in full.

Parallels
  • The Music of Chance by Paul Auster
  • True Tales of American Life by Paul Auster (ed)