- Tapa blanda: 192 páginas
- Editor: Faber & Faber; Edición: Main (3 de enero de 2008)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0571229093
- ISBN-13: 978-0571229093
- Valoración media de los clientes: 2 opiniones de clientes
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº38.158 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
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Timbuktu (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 3 ene 2008
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"'A howling success.' Mail on Sunday 'Few novels are as delightful as this... this joy of a book... is as sensitive as it is daring.' Irish Times"
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Meet Mr Bones, the canine hero of Paul Auster's remarkable novel. Bones is the sidekick of Willy G. Christmas, a brilliant but troubled poet-saint from Brooklyn. Together they sally forth across America to Baltimore, Maryland, on one last great adventure, searching for Willy's old teacher, Bea Swanson. Years have passed since Willy last saw his beloved mentor, who used to know him as William Gurevitch, son of Polish war refugees. But is Mrs Swanson still alive? And if not, what will prevent Willy from vanishing into that other world known as Timbuktu?
'In this brilliant novel, Auster writes with economy, precision and the quirky pathos of noir, addressing the pernicious ubiquity of American consumerism, the nature of love and the core riddles of ontology. Above all, though, this is the affecting tale of a special dog's place in the universe of humans and in the fleeting life of a special man.' Publishers WeeklyVer Descripción del producto
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The story is very moving, deep and it honestly makes you think about your own life and existence and the way we cope with things. Through the eyes of a dog, who understands his existential difference from his human friend's, one can get perspective and possibly reconsiderate what's important in life. I highly recommend this book if you are considering - or tired of - reading existentialism books, as it goes into such matters but in a very smooth, easy to read, feel-good fiction novel.
Ceci had me read this book as obviously from the above, she loved it. It was the first (and sorry to say, still only) Paul Aster book I've read as well. This really is a beautiful book, and was right up my alley. Witty, inspirational, at times emotionally distraught and at others incredibly funny. As a dog lover/owner, it also weirdly strengthened my perception of my bond with this strangely dirty yet unconditionally loving animal. 5 stars from both of us, just buy it.
I love the way that Auster develops Mr. Bones' character. I was able to see how truly precarious a dogs existence can be:
"Was this what life was going to be like around here?, he wondered. Were they simply going to abandon him in the morning and expect him to fend for himself all day? It felt like an obscene joke. He was a dog built for companion ship, for give-and-take of life with others, and he needed to be touched and spoken to, to be part of a world that included more than just himself. Had he walked to the ends of the earth and found this blessed haven only to be spat on by the people who had taken him in? They had turned him into a prisoner. They had chained him to this infernal bouncing wire, this metallic torture device with its incessant squeaks and echoing hums and every time he moved, the noises moved with him"
However much I loved this book and character, I could not escape the feeling of dread which accompanies many animal tales as Old Yeller by Fred Gipson, The Red Pony by John Steinbeck, and The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. If you can handle these feelings with the wonderful character development and prose, I encourage you to read this book.
Timbuktu is unlike anything I thought Auster capable of writing. Our narrator and protagonist is Mr. Bones, a through-and-through mutt owned by a delusional and kind-hearted vagabond named Willy. We see life through Mr. Bones' eyes, and Auster does a magnificent job of breaking we humans down to our most essential characteristics. Mr. Bones sees life as it is, and sees us for who we are.
The story took a while to heat up because Willy proclaimed early on that death awaited him. The only problem was, while death certainly awaited him, I got irritated waiting for Willy to finally die so that Mr. Bones' next step in life could begin. Once Willy headed for Timbuktu and Mr. Bones blazed a new trail in the world, I could hardly put the book down.
Again, I can hardly believe the man who wrote The New York Trilogy, an utterly experimental and complex work, also wrote Timbuktu, a short novel told to us from the experiences of a dog.
Auster is a true artist, a man willing to write whatever he wants despite externally imposed conventions, and I dare you to resist the warmth and charm of this story and Mr. Bones. Furthermore, I challenge you to keep a dry eye on the last page.
~Scott William Foley, author of Souls Triumphant