I enjoyed this book very much. I was not sure at first. A book about learning to fly? Seriously? The story is set in 1920s America and begins in St Louis and takes us soon to a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by BrokenArrow
This book would not have been published today in its existing form. It requires thorough revision. The best part of the book is in the first 2 chapters. Read morePublished on November 29, 2012 by Ariel
I read a lot of Auster's books and did not like this one at all.
compared to the other books that i read by Auster I found this one to be boring and kind of silly.
In Mr. Vertigo, Auster gives us a young boy who is taught to levitate under the hand of a master teacher. Sort of. Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by !
When people find out that I have a ridiculous hard-on for Roth, Updike and Bellow, inevitably they recommend one of two authors - Jonathan Lethem or Paul Auster. Read morePublished on August 26, 2011 by AgnesMack
Somewhere along the way I got the feeling that Auster either got bored of Walt, his main character, or forgot how to fly. Read morePublished on March 7, 2011 by Vance
I picked this book up in like new condition for $2 at a used book store. Didn't expect much. Let it sit on my shelf for a couple of years. Read morePublished on January 8, 2010 by luckysox89
From humble beginnings in the bowery of St. Louis, Walter Claireborn Rawley, aka Walt the Wonder Boy, lives an adventure that most boys could only dream about. Read morePublished on August 27, 2009 by Muhammad Pyran Hewitt
This is the second Auster novel I've read. (Not true; 'Scriptorium' was unable to hold me past 40 pages.) And while there was a ton here to potentially captivate me, it didn't. Read morePublished on October 7, 2008 by Schmadrian