The years of phallic obsession began. Like every other male who has wondered this earth, you were in thrall to the miraculous change that had occurred in your body.-- Winter Journal by Paul Auster. I have had his New York Trilogy on my TBR shelf for several years.
I'm struggling. For one thing, I had a heck of a time finding a teaser because I kept turning to passages with single sentences running over two pages long, mostly about sex.
For another, the second-person narration is off putting to me. So much "you did this" and "you did that" and I have to struggle against my initial reaction, which is always, no, I didn't. I didn't smoke or have a problem with premature ejaculation or live in Paris or hire prostitutes. Maybe because his life is so very, very different from mind, I have a hard time getting inside his head as I would have to do to get over the second-person narrative.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.