Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

080507714601_aa240_sclzzzzzzz_I am a big fan of Paul Auster.  He is an incredibly prolific guy.  He has written novels both fiction and non-fiction.  He has written plays too.  His writing is fluid.  His stories are clever. 

I read The Brooklyn Follies  yesterday from cover to cover.   A wonderful book about life.  The story is about a retired insurance salesman who is moved to Brooklyn for the final stages of his life.  He finds himself reconnecting with old family, making new friends and actually enjoying life, in some ways, for the first time ever.  The book takes a variety of turns, as Auster’s book generally do, but the underlying theme is really about the human spirit.  I really enjoyed this book.  Actually, there hasn’t been an Auster book that I have not enjoyed. 

If you have never read any of his books, pick one up.  He is one of the few authors where I feel like a kid, reading every book that he has ever published.