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What the community says about The Invention of Solitude
- "Wow! The Invention of Solitude had me glued to the book the entire time. I thought it was great to read about the past and into the present time of the author. It gave me a glimpse into what it was like in his lifetime and to find out how he felt through it all."
- "The part of this book that examines the Auster family history ad what may have made the author's father into the detached person he was is fascinating. The other part, which is about the nature of solitude itself, is not as accessible or interesting. It's navel-gazey and self-indulgent. For readers who like philosophy and can get past the author referring to himself in the third person, it may work. I did not enjoy that section of the book at all."
- "the suspense story keep eader attention till the last. The writer Paul Auster's moving and personal meditation on fatherhood. After the death of his own father, Auster discovers a 60-year-old family murder mystery that could account for the old man's elusive character. "
- "The Invention of Solitude is one of the best must-read books for Christians. My mom gave me this book for Christmas. I scoffed at first but when I actually took the time to read the book I was pleasantly surprised. The book really touched me and I believe that there was a reason why I was meant to read it."
- "This book is written by a professional author who has other successes under his belt. He turned his talents towards a philosophy that was formed when his father died and then his own fatherhood. Reviewers mention over and over again the beauty of this author's words. I would recommend this book purely on the appreciation for good writing, no matter the subject."