Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Winter Journal

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. 

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