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4 3 2 1
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
Paul Auster s greatest, most heartbreaking and satisfying novel a sweeping and surprising story of birthright and possibility, of love and of life itself: a masterpiece.Nearly two weeks early, on March 3, 1947, in the maternity ward of Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, Archibald Isaac Ferguson, the one and only child of Rose and Stanley Ferguson, is born. From that single beginning, Ferguson s life will take four simultaneous and independent fictional paths. Four identical Fergusons made of the same DNA, four boys who are the same boy, go on to lead four parallel and entirely different lives. Family fortunes diverge. Athletic skills and sex lives and friendships and intellectual passions contrast. Each Ferguson falls under the spell of the magnificent Amy Schneiderman, yet each Amy and each Ferguson have a relationship like no other. Meanwhile, readers will take in each Ferguson s pleasures and ache from each Ferguson s pains, as the mortal plot of each Ferguson s life rushes on. As inventive and dexterously constructed as anything Paul Auster has ever written, yet with a passion for realism and a great tenderness and fierce attachment to history and to life itself that readers have never seen from Auster before. "4 3 2 1" is a marvelous and unforgettably affecting tour de force."
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Jester59
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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Great expectations on this one. Grandi speranze su questo librone. Vedremo. In the meantime, Amazon released this new fw that lets see the cover on the standby kindle. Wonderful!
This book is wonderful and I want to re-read it in a different chapter order. I am sure that I will read another brand new book.

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my.books.in.squares
4321 | Paul Auster
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Absolutely loving this book. On page 389/1070.

rachaich It's ace 😀😆 1y
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dariazeoli
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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I‘m posting one book per day from my ever-increasing TBR. No description. No explanation. Just books to read. Join the fun if you want.

Day 66.

#fromthetbrstacks

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andrew61
4321 | Paul Auster
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Pickpick

1st of 21 was this 1070 page saga of archie born in 1947 + his life up to the early 70s. Auster creates 4 lives for archie separated by simple twists + turns ,a great idea but not sure if the bk was a brilliant feat or a literary con trick. I actually love the idea of how life wd change if a certain path is taken & I liked archie but negatives incl too much teenage sex, American youth in Paris, and feeling like I was given a cultural rdg list. 👇

andrew61 I have enjyd auster a lot in the past esp N York trilogy so felt uncertain abt this unique bk. I felt 'life after life' was similar and more engaging. This was a bk I was able to take the time BTW Xmas + new yr to rd and im glad I got to it but won't read again. Really sitting on fence but feel after 1070 pages I should have been raving abt it. The portrait of a fractured america in 60's was well told if not a bit unnerving given current events. 1y
Leftcoastzen I read this short novel of his last year & loved it 1y
Crazeedi Wow congrats on finishing!! 1y
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andrew61 @Leftcoastzen thanks I will try and find it as i haven't read him for a while. I think other than this I've probably read 4 or 5 others, and they are always interesting. 1y
Centique I really must try Paul Auster. Perhaps I should go for the New York trilogy do you think? 1y
andrew61 @Centique similarly I think I will try some more of his books. Yes new York trilogy is his most famous but music of chance was good as well. 1y
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k8makesart
4321 | Paul Auster
Mehso-so

Interesting formally. Somehow both too epic and not epic enough.

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suvata
4321 | Paul Auster
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Mehso-so

4 3 2 1 follows a man called Ferguson born on March 3, 1947, in Newark, NJ. The book follows four possibilities for one man‘s life. Each chapter is divided into four numbered sections, corresponding with each different version of Ferguson. Each incarnation of this man follows drastically different paths. One dies at 13, struck by a falling tree limb during a thunderstorm; his sections after that are left blank. Great concept but a very slow read.

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suvata
4321 | Paul Auster
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Coming up in August 2020 ...
#suvataPicks #AugustTBR #Bookstagram

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Violetta
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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Started this beauty today. Such a wonderful writing! ❤️ #PaulAuster #currentread

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Moony
4321 | Paul Auster
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New book and new candle #woodwick

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BaBaBaBillyAndTheBooks
4321 | Paul Auster
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Pickpick

What a comforting idea when life isn‘t going as planned: You have lived a different life, and you‘ll live another one too. Even more comforting: No matter what happens in this life or the next, in version 4.1 where you‘re rich or 26.1 where you‘re poor, there is always a part of us, our most special aspect, our soul, that finds a way to shine in every iteration. No matter the circumstances, writers find a way to write.

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Samplergal
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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1. Blueberries 2. 4,3,2,1 which was wonderful. 900+ pages. 3. None. 4. In a cottage in a sleepy beach town four blocks from the beach. #wonderouswednesday

Eggs 💗💗 the 5 year response 3y
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Hooked_on_books
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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4321 follows four possible trajectories of the life of Archie Ferguson from his birth in the 1940s to early adulthood. I loved the idea of how things can be different for a person based on small changes or decisions. I thought I would get the narratives confused before starting but didn‘t—I think being able to listen for long stretches helped.

#ReadingUSA2019 #NewJersey (also would work for New York)

jessinikkip Sounds interesting!! 3y
BarbaraBB Thanks for the tip, I have this one! 3y
squirrelbrain Hhmmm I tried his New York Trilogy last year and wasn‘t overly impressed.... This one is a bit of a chunkster as well isn‘t it?! 3y
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Hooked_on_books @squirrelbrain It‘s chunky for sure! It requires some dedication and probably isn‘t for everyone, but I really enjoyed it. 3y
Kaye Good job 👏🏼 3y
Librarybelle Awesome! 3y
Pamwurtzler @Hooked_on_books 👍🏻. @squirrelbrain I tried the New York Trilogy as well - we share the same opinion. 3y
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Emilymdxn
4321 | Paul Auster
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Panpan

Lord save me from bildungsromans about artsy pretentious boys with no problem solving skills, particularly sections on how wonderful and spiritually important jerking off is, and rapturous passages about how special you are if you understood Don Quixote.

Rare good lines were overwhelmed by the ‘I‘m so clever‘ vibe, and 4 interchangeable lives of a man who just feels sorry for himself and names a lot of novels wasn‘t as good a frame as I hoped.

LMJenkins Bummer! I‘ve had this on my shelf for awhile. 3y
Emilymdxn @LMJenkins it had a fairly good Litsy rating and I think if you warm to the main character you can really enjoy it, I just have v low tolerance for books that strike me as people wanting to look literary. Lots of people have had very good reactions tho! 3y
saresmoore Gosh, that sounds awful. Great review, though! 3y
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merelybookish I read the tagged Paul Auster book last year. My first and probably my last. For many of the reasons you listed. 3y
Emilymdxn @saresmoore drafting the review in my head was all that got me through the second half of reading it... 3y
Emilymdxn @merelybookish I enjoyed the New York trilogy a lot so I was hoping this would be good 🤷‍♀️ I doubt I‘ll read more by him if it‘s out of choice! 3y
Weaponxgirl 😂 love this review! 3y
Emilymdxn @Weaponxgirl my noble calling in life is to warn others away from this book 3y
Weaponxgirl @Emilymdxn tbh, I got that vibe from his books so have never really given a chance. Glad to hear my instincts were right! 3y
Emilymdxn @Weaponxgirl I actually really loved the New York trilogy, I really liked it and didn‘t find it pretentious at all which was why I tried this one - I‘m amazed a writer could be so good and so bad at the same time 3y
gradcat For me, Auster has never been as good as was with “The Music of Chance,” and that was published in 1990.... But I guess with Auster you really do have to go on a case-by-case basis...so many people like/hate the same novel in his oeuvre. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3y
Emilymdxn @gradcat I‘m sure you‘re right - I loved one thing by him but hated this and while it could be that other books by him are really good, I‘m probably too burned by this time to try again 3y
batsy Brilliant review 😆 3y
BookwormM I was disappointed with this one I expected a better pay off after all the effort put in to read it 3y
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Emilymdxn
4321 | Paul Auster
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Monday morning audiobook commuting again. I‘m trying so hard to like 4321, I enjoyed the New York Trilogy so much, but I‘m mainly finding this one annoying. It feels very eager to inform me of how literary it is, and that‘s a huge pet peeve of mine.

I don‘t give up on books as a general policy but I have turned the speed up considerably...

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Emilymdxn
4321 | Paul Auster
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1. Listening to 4321 (kinda hoping it‘ll end fast tho 😐) and reading Out of the Wreckage

2. Hufflepuff! I have a lot of house pride.

3. I watched part of an episode of queer eye earlier but I was mainly doing my makeup in another room, not a big tv watcher

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

HufflepuffGirl90 Hufflepuff Power!!! 💛🖤💛🖤 3y
rachelsbrittain Yay Hufflepuff pride! Thanks for joining in 💛🖤💛 3y
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mcipher
4321 | Paul Auster
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We went to the casino for dinner and then we had to get Krispy Kreme, since it‘s right at the entrance! I am loving this book so far - it‘s very quiet and full of minute detail about the characters, and his writing is lovely. Chloe wants to step on the donut box... #catsoflitsy #tuxedokittiesoflitsy @MinDea

kspenmoll Crispy Creme hot ones are a must!!! 3y
LibrarianRyan If I get out tomorrow I will have to get me some KK. Josh prefers Dunkin but he doesn‘t know what he‘s talking about. 😁 3y
Crazeedi Your kitty is just a doll baby! 3y
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mcipher @kspenmoll They aren‘t hot, but they were still delicious!! 3y
mcipher @LibrarianRyan There is NO comparison!! KK over DD donuts any day. 3y
mcipher @Crazeedi She is cute, but she also just knocked over my entire sewing kit because no one was paying attention to her... 🤨😆 3y
Crazeedi @mcipher LOL, oh the ornery little furballl! I've known a kitty or two to carry out shenanigans like that!😉🐱❤️ 3y
shellleigh33 Yummy 🍩 😊 3y
mcipher @shellleigh33 So yummy! I ate two donuts! 😆 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled KK . . . You must live in the south, like me 🤔 ? 3y
mcipher @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Nope! I‘m in CT. We have just the one around here, in the casino - we have Chick-fil-A there, too, which isn‘t anywhere else close by that I know of. 3y
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Emilymdxn
4321 | Paul Auster
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Aaaaand I‘m off! #24b4monday @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Audio-ing my way into work with Paul Auster. It‘s raining quite miserably but I‘m wearing a brand new jumper and it‘s Friday so swings and roundabouts ☺️

Linda_Bloodworth_Author Enjoy your day! 3y
BeansPage You go girl! Kick that rain in the butt! 😘 3y
Andrew65 A great start! 👍😊😃 3y
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Emilymdxn
4321 | Paul Auster
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I‘m enjoying this but it‘s done one of my pet peeves:

I hate when an author tries to describe a character by listing all the great literature they read? ‘She read wuthering heights and Faulkner and house of mirth and the sun also rises and tolstoy and...‘ I don‘t want to read lists of other books! I‘ve read those books! I want to read this book! It reminds me of bad teen novels and ‘she was deep she loved Jane Eyre‘. Does this annoy anyone else?

mreads Yes! 3y
Samplergal I really loved it. 3y
Billypar Auster is one of my favorites but I know what you mean. With many of his novels I love the work as a whole, but there will be these moments within each that don't ring quite true. Haven't read this one yet though. 3y
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batsy I get what you mean. I haven't read any Auster, but it's not a trope I hate, per se. Just depends on how the author does it. I'm always interested in what books readers enjoy or how reading shapes them so if an author does that with a character, it's interesting to me. But if it's just listing books as shorthand for "well read" or to signal a certain type of personality, it's annoying, I agree. 3y
Emilymdxn @Samplergal @Billypar I‘m really enjoying the book overall, that section made me roll my eyes a little, but there‘s a lot more book to enjoy other than that - like a friend saying something you really disagree with but still being your friend 3y
Emilymdxn @batsy I don‘t mind it if the author discusses their reaction to one book in interesting detail (like there‘s a section where someone reads Tolstoy and has a paragraph of interesting thoughts on it), it‘s just the endless lists with no commentary or description. 3y
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Emilymdxn
4321 | Paul Auster
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Making a start on this huge book! I adored the New York Trilogy but the length of this one is a bit daunting. I only really have very long books to read right now while I wait for my new audible credits on the 30th

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Joanne1
4321 | Paul Auster
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My reading year, or a tiny selection of it.

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BookyBun
4321 | Paul Auster

Gripping and confusing at the same time. Takes a while to get into the groove but "bloody brilliant"!

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Joanne1
4321 | Paul Auster
Pickpick

There‘s a great sense of achievement in finishing a book this size. It may have taken months but I‘ve done it. I really loved Ferguson (all versions of him) as a character, if you didn‘t I don‘t think you could get through this one. I also enjoyed the very long, sweeping sentences and Auster‘s style and humour. But I did think it was too long, long for the sake of being long in parts and I skimmed some of it when the story became bogged down.

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Samplergal
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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I do if the book is good. Seems like I‘ve read quite a few this year. @SilversReviews #tuesdaytidbits.

SilversReviews Great on having read a few BIG books this year. Thanks for playing and for re-posting. 4y
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Rockjonny
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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actual chills

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Baawrabookster
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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"Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head."
- 4 3 2 1

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Scarlett_ohara
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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Mehso-so

There is an undeniable literary brilliance about this novel. Paul Auster's writing is beautiful. And the level of detail he maintained while describing the lives of the four Archies is extraordinary. But I am not sure I am a fan of the whole "4 versions of one life" idea. It is very original, and makes the book had to follow (perhaps the audiobook wasn't the best idea) and also, it is harder to care about the character.

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Cinfhen
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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#HeyJune Just wanted to give a HUGE shoutout to @GypsyKat for a REALLY AMAZING playlist this month and THANKS to everyone who played along and shared their Beatles love❣️❣️❣️Don‘t forget #HeatofJuly starts Sunday with @BarbaraBB 💥💥 I‘m traveling ALL DAY Sunday and will be offline but #IllBeBack Monday 😁I‘m thinking of taking these 3 for my airplane reads!?! It‘s the chunky that worries me, is it worth lugging?!? 🤨😬🙄

GypsyKat 😘❤️❤️❤️ 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Don‘t know about the chunky but I really want to read the de Waal, I liked her earlier book! 4y
LeahBergen Safe travels! 😘 4y
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BarbaraBB Travelling again! Have a save trip 😘 4y
rockpools Safe journey! 4y
Cathythoughts Bon voyage ❤️ 4y
TrishB Safe travels 💕 the chunky is the fall back when you‘ve finished the others!! 4y
Cinfhen I‘m super excited about the De Waal, I LOVED Leon too @erzascarletbookgasm 🧡 YUP @BarbaraBB quick trip to the states to see family and #PhillyMeetUp❣️❣️❣️ 4y
Cinfhen Thanks @LeahBergen @RachelO @TrishB lovely Cathy, I know you mentioned u shipped something to me ( 😘😘😘) I‘m totally looking forward to opening it when I get back 💚Thanks so much for thinking of me @Cathythoughts 4y
Hollie Happy happy birthday! Safe travels to you and a year full of blessings ♥️ 4y
ElishaLovesBooks Have a safe flight! I‘m not sure about that chunkster- I took it out from the library but then it didn‘t look so interesting to me and it it is a commitment! So I didn‘t read it. And #ILikeBigBooksAndICannotLie and still didn‘t read it🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
Cinfhen Thanks @ElishaLovesBooks I decided your right!!!! It weighs 4 pounds and that seemed like a bad idea for a book I‘m iffy about 😂 Thanks so much @Hollie @DivineDiana two more #JuneBirthdayGirls 💖🎉🌸🎂 4y
ElishaLovesBooks @Cinfhen Sounds like a good plan!👍That is heavy!! Have a good Shabbos! 💕 4y
Kalalalatja Safe travels and have a great time with everyone! 💕💕 4y
MicheleinPhilly Safe travels! Can‘t wait to see you! 4y
CarolynM Thanks @Cinfhen and @GypsyKat for a fun month of prompts💐 4y
SledgeReader @Cinfhen Think of it this way. Airports have great bookstores. Granted some more than others. 4y
SledgeReader And Happy Birthday!🎁 4y
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Cinfhen
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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A sweet & fun bday gift from my friend, Deborah! She knows my obsession with coffee nut M&Ms and she knows I fear #chunky books but she‘s convinced I‘m gonna LOVE the Paul Auster. I won‘t lie, it‘s giving me anxiety just looking at its size but I‘ll give it a try at some point 😜 #PageCountPhobiaIsReal

emilyhaldi Lol, speaking of Jaimie- she suggested this for my family book club a few months ago and we were all like uhhhhhh 😳😳😳 so she read it by herself anyways and loved it 😉 I have high hopes for you! 👏🏻 4y
Cinfhen Jamie might be my #booktwin 😜that‘s good to know that she liked this one!!It‘s literally over 800 pages 4y
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Simona It‘s huge, but very readable .... when you figure out who is who. I was reading it taking notes about main events and characters ... just a tip 😘 4y
Cinfhen Oh man, that scares me @Simona 😳I will heed your advice 💕 4y
BarbaraBB I‘ve kept postponing reading this chunkster as well, even though I‘m a #BookerBabe 😂😘 4y
Cinfhen Maybe we can buddy read @BarbaraBB ?!? 4y
CoffeeNBooks I love coffee nut m&m's! Well, all m&m's actually! 😂 4y
SledgeReader I‘ve been eyeing this one too. Not sure I‘m ready for the commitment yet and I LOVE chunksters! When is your birthday @Cinfhen? 4y
Cinfhen I used to love chunksters but now they terrify me @SledgeReader and my bday is tomorrow (6/29) 4y
SledgeReader Happy Birthday @Cinfhen! You and my sister in law share birthdays! 🎂 Mine is 6/30, my son is 6/25. Ha! 4y
SledgeReader I think I‘m swinging in the same direction in chunksters. I don‘t want to waste time on a book a don‘t like. 4y
Cinfhen No wonder why we gravitated towards each other ~ we share the same sign! HAPPY BIRTHDAY 💜🦀🦄🍭🎂🎈 4y
SledgeReader @Cinfhen I do believe you are correct! Happy Birthday, Friend! 🦀 💕💜💕🎂💕💜💕🦀🌺🍾🎈🍫 4y
Cinfhen Thanks @SledgeReader looking forward to final discussion #TheSparrow 4y
Cinfhen And belated bday wishes to your son xx 4y
Reviewsbylola Can‘t believe I missed your birthday. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ I hope it was AMAZING!! 4y
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TheWellAccompaniedBook
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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This is my bookclub‘s #chunkster for the year. Due for discussion at our weekend away by the beach in November. Have just started. Gonna take me a while with 36 hours of audio!

Lindy Audio is my preferred way to get through chunksters. Don Quixote is also 36 hours and I‘m surprised how quickly it‘s been going (7.5 hours left). Will you take notes to remember details for your November discussion? 4y
Ms_T I loved this audiobook. The chapters are really long though so I found it helpful to makes notes. 4y
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Samplergal
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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Since I won‘t be near a finish today,I thought I‘d post these now. #may

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Joanne1
4321 | Paul Auster
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Because everyone needs a lunch break right?

erzascarletbookgasm That dish looks spicy! 🌶 4y
Ruri_kaichou 👍👍👍🔥🔥 4y
Graywacke Wow does that look good 4y
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Joanne1 @erzascarletbookgasm not as 🌶 as it looks but so delicious! 4y
TheBookStacker Yummmmm 4y
Eggs Nom nom 😋 4y
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KimHM
4321 | Paul Auster
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Audio update: a skosh under 29 hours to go and this may be the ideal #audiowalk book. Auster takes all his usual moves, multiplies by four, spreads them all out, then starts braiding. 💙📚

Gaylagal2 There is nobody like Auster!❤️ 4y
KimHM Indeed, @Gaylagal2, he is one of my top five faves 😍📚 4y
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rachaich
4321 | Paul Auster
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Pickpick

A huge chunkster of a book!
Incredibly thought provoking, even though I wasn't always sure of detail and facts. There's a massive amount of narrative about Vietnam and American politics which was interesting whilst heavy going at times.
The ending is superb. I keep thinking about it. In fact, the entirety of this book kept me thinking about Fegusson and his life. Definitely worth the ploughing through :)

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Samplergal
4321 | Paul Auster
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. It‘s not for everyone, but the writing....so beautiful. Great story and should have won some major prize. 36.5 hours in audiobook. I feel as if I ran a marathon. And won! Good night all.

CindyE09 Congrats on finishing what felt to me to be the longest book evverrrrr. Glad you got along better with it than I did! :) 4y
Lindy Congrats! 🎉 4y
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Samplergal
4321 | Paul Auster
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I can see the home stretch. #reallyWellWritten.

CareBear this is on my tbr 4y
Samplergal @CareBear it‘s so good but a huge read. I‘ll be interested to hear what you think. 4y
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Joanne1
4321 | Paul Auster
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I've been reading this slowly over the last couple of months and still only at 50%. I'm loving the story and reading it this way is like watching a weekly tv series. I can really savour it. I'm going to miss Archie when I'm finished.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I wonder why the blurb is in Dutch 😊 I think I read mixed reviews but it sounds like it gets your approval 4y
Joanne1 @MommyWantsToReadHerBook oops I must have picked the wrong version. I'm sure it's not for everyone but I'm loving it. 4y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Cool. I saw my library actually has it but I'll have to read this on Kindle if I ever hope to tackle it 😊 4y
Joanne1 @MommyWantsToReadHerBook definitely a kindle read. 4y
Victoria_Clyne @Joanne1 I'm loving it too. If I have time I'm thinking about listening to it a second time as I feel like I've missed bits. 4y
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Samplergal
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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Less than 11 hours to go. This book should really be counted as three, ya know.

BookishTrish Or 4 4y
MsLeah8417 That book is a beast! 4y
Lindy 💪 4y
Samplergal I‘m less than 7 hrs now @Lindy I may make it! 4y
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rachaich
4321 | Paul Auster
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This is an amazing book! Both style and content. I'm struggling to ever put it down :)

Libby1 Is that Mary Beard‘s book I spy under 4321? 4y
rachaich @Libby1 it is indeed :) :) 4y
Libby1 😃 4y
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Samplergal
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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Only 17 hrs to go! A 36.5 hr audio book is a project. I have to get this back to the library in 6 days. Fingers crossed.

Leniverse Good luck! 4y
Ruthiella You can do it! 4y
Graywacke You‘re cruising! 4y
Samplergal Another 1.5 hrs in. It‘s brilliant but damn! 4y
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Samplergal
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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#8inTwo. Good progress!

Kaye Just a note to say I got the card to forward on. I‘ll send it along this afternoon. Thanks very kindly. ♥️ 4y
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Samplergal
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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Certainly I can make some progress with this today and tomorrow! #Huge #8inTwo

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rachaich
4321 | Paul Auster
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This has been a want to read for some time :)
It's nothing like what I expected, after reading the blurb, but seems promising, if rather peculiar!

Libby1 My husband loved it. 4y
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KimHM
4321 | Paul Auster
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I‘ve been a Paul Auster fan ever since I was reading Moon Palace during a conference in upstate New York and walked into the college art museum and discovered the obscure painting a character had just described. So spooky and so perfectly Austerish.

That said, I‘d been putting off this mammoth, but #audiowalk (and summer!) come to the rescue. Only thirty-five and a half hours to go 😬.

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Samplergal
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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1. 4,3,2,1. 2. I was an early reader and it was just assumed. I have no recollection of not reading. 3. I love late evening. But any will do. 4. To Kill a Mockingbird. Anne of green Gables. Scarlet O‘Hara. All from my childhood. #manicMonday.

JoScho 📚😊❤️ 4y
RadicalReader @Samplergal when I think of your username I think of getting absorbed into the wonderful world of the library and the seemingly endless shelves of serenity 4y
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Samplergal
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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Only 24 more hours to go! Lol. It‘s really worth it. I‘m loving the fact that the author is reading it.

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Samplergal
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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I‘ve listened to almost eight hours and still 28 to go! This is one great book! #epic.

arubabookwoman It‘s been on my Kindle quite a while. I need to get to it. 4y
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Joanne1
4321 | Paul Auster
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I've been giving book recommendations to my husband's aunt. She's reading them as fast as I can give them. So far the winners have been the tagged book plus Olive Kitteridge and the Storied Life of AJ Fikry. What else should I suggest?

BkClubCare Can I not tag two books at once? (edited) 4y
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders @sprainedbrain ha! Yes I was just about to say this one! 4y
AmyG All the one‘s listed. How about this one. It‘s a series so if she likes it there are plenty more. 4y
RebelReader Start on Louise Penny. I think there are 16 in the series. 4y
Itchyfeetreader @revel reader I like your thinking! 😂 4y
Dragon How about 4y
KateFulfordAuthor How would you describe her reading preferences? 4y
Joanne1 @KateFulfordAuthor that's hard to answer. She was reading mostly nonfiction but wanted to branch out so asked for fiction recommendations from me. The first few (4321 and Olive Kitteridge) were such a hit that she got really interested in American novels (we're in Australia). The only one she's been a little reserved about was Exit West, which I knew might be a stretch. 4y
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Samplergal
4321 | Paul Auster
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36 hours of audiobook??? What am I 🤔???#epic

KarenUK 😳😳😳woah! That is daunting! 4y
Samplergal @KarenUK No kidding! I hope I finish it before I have to return it. ( I totally forgot book club last night! 😕) 4y
KarenUK @Samplergal ahh no worries... we missed you... fun discussion though 😊👍 4y
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Samplergal @KarenUK retirement brain. No schedule. No worries. Or dementia. 😂 4y
MelissaSue81 I don‘t think I could do it! But I always want to try more Paul Auster 4y
Samplergal @MelissaSue81 it‘s really good. But 34 hours to go😳 4y
FreeReadAndWrite DAMN. I did 24 hours once and it was rough (though the book was amazing). Can‘t imagine 36. Best of luck to you! 4y
Samplergal @FreeReadAndWrite This book is so good. I‘m only 3 1/2 hours in. I‘ll keep you all updated if it is worth it. So far, the writing is beautiful. 4y
Samplergal @MelissaSue81 It is so good 3 hrs in. 4y
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BookBridget
4 3 2 1 | Paul Auster
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This book follows a boy throughout his boyhood and his growth into a young man.

The book tackles the age old question of how different would your life have been if something small were changed or how similar would it be even if something major was changed?

In 4321 the change is that Archie's parents pick 4 different towns to purchase their first home. The author writes about all 4 outcomes, so there are 4 different books within this one book!

BookBridget I was looking back at what I read in 2017, this was my 1st book of the year. This new year baby was almost 900 pages! 4y
gregspuches Sounds like a very interesting read. And I do love a nice, long novel! 4y
BookBridget @gregspuches , this is a book that you can really settle into. 4y
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