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What the community says about Mr. Vertigo
- "Add in German. Author Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Travels in the Scriptorium, The Brooklyn Follies, and Oracle Night. I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited, was also a national bestseller. His work has been translated into thirty languages. It is about a young Caucasian boy named Walter from St. Louis Missouri, who meets a man named Master Yehudi, who we later find out is a Jew from Hungary, named Master Yehudi says he will teach Walter how to fly, hence the title of the book Mr. Vertigo. "
- "Mr. Vertigo, while intriguing and well-written seems to fall just short of "amazing". I found it to be entertaining, and possibly recommendable, but far from must-read or amazing. I found that I could take it in short bursts over a weekend, which is what I would suggest. A good, entertaining time-killer that will keep you interested just long enough."
- "I think this is definitely a great read for teenagers. It makes them look at people more like humans and not stereotype them based on their looks alone. It shows teenagers that you really need to get to know someone before you can make a decision about what type of person you think they are.""I've read a few books now by Paul Auster, and while this isn't my favorite, I did enjoy it. Watching Walter grow throughout the story and overcome his prejudices was a delight. It also helped me to learn how to grow a bit myself."
- "I don't really consider this book a classic, since it was published in the late 90s. I was drawn in immediately into the story, however, as it is set as early as the 1920s. There is an important human condition moral and I'm glad to have given this book a try."