Breathe To Read

Breathe To Read

Saturday, July 14, 2018

2018 Challenge - Book #78 - 4321

I am on vacation during the month of July.  You would think that would mean a lot of lounging around and reading.  But it doesn't.  We have been busy every day, so I don't think I will get many books in this month

Today's review is for 4321
Author: Paul Auster
Pages: 880

This is the story of Archibald Ferguson.  This story follows 4 different versions of Archibald.  4 paraellel universes in which his life goes in varied ways.  Family fortunes change.  A parent dies.  Or they get divorced.  Or they are rich.  Or they are not.  But the one consistent is a girl named Amy Schneiderman.  His relationship with her varies depending on which universe he is in, but he is always in love with her in one form or another.  We follow Archibald from birth to death in his harrowing novel. 

This book was terrible.  I struggled to get through it, but was determined to finish it to see if it was worth it.  It was not.  The main character was not likable.  The book was vulgar.  It was boring.  IT droned on and on about.....nothing.  Just a tedious read, and it has sucked up 2 weeks of my time that I will never get back.

Skip this one all together.  Even Paul Auster's fans didn't like it much.

Stars: 1

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