Mr Vertigo

by Paul Auster | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by YokoSpungeon of Dunboyne, Co. Meath Ireland on 2/6/2003
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by YokoSpungeon from Dunboyne, Co. Meath Ireland on Thursday, February 6, 2003
Paul Auster never disappoints me.

Mr. Vertigo is the fictional autobiography of Walt, a roughnecked boy who is kidnapped from his abusive uncle by 'The Master', and initiated into the ancient art of levitation. Auster's storytelling gift is that we become so involved with his characters that by the time Walt learns to 'fly' we have ceased to hold any doubts that such an ability is attainable...but the story doesn't end there, somehow this manages to become just the backdrop for an amazing life of struggle and gamble.

'You must learn how to stop being yourself. That's where it begins, and everything else follows from that. You must let yourself evaporate. Let your muscles go limp, breathe until you feel your soul pouring out of you, and then shut your eyes...'

7th January 2004
Sending to Raven4022 in the post! Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 2 by raven4022 from Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom on Saturday, January 10, 2004
Received the book and can't wait to read it. Yay!

Journal Entry 3 by SwissToni on Tuesday, November 16, 2004
well, well, well - Yoko. It's me, you and Paul Auster again.... I hope it's as good as it usually is!

And many thanks also due to Raven4022.... thanks for spotting one I hadn't read!

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