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4 3 2 1

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"A sweeping family saga (with a bit of a twist) about the life and loves of Archie Ferguson, a Jewish boy born to second-generation immigrants in the United States just after World War II"--
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9781627794466
1627794468
Branch Call Number: FIC AUSTER 2017
Characteristics: 866 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Four, three, two, one
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PeterWMC
Sep 06, 2017

I gave up halfway through. Too much detail of baseball (who cares?) and of his time at summer camp etc. I soon realized I was skipping sections due to it being tedious. Not worth the effort.

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yoshko
Aug 08, 2017

I love Paul Auster's work - but this was hard to get through. In fact, I didn't. Enough of big mid-century books with struggling immigrants and baseball. Time to move on, guy writers.

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avocadotree
Jun 14, 2017

Finished with a couple days left of checkout. Long. I was definitely satisfied. Learned a lot.

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clairemars
Jun 05, 2017

I enjoyed this book immensely-- Intriguing plot, well-written characters, and an excellent ending. It is more of a heavy read (think Dickens) and it's helpful to take notes on the various Achies to keep them straight, but overall it was near everything I want in a book. This was one of those book I constantly tell people about. As for recommending it, only to those who pursue hefty books that captivate and tickle the mind.

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chandmcd
Mar 31, 2017

Hi -- I'm enjoying this book, but it's longer than it needs to be! Highly recommend that you take notes while you read it -- will help you keep the four Archies straight!

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sinister31
Mar 16, 2017

Wonderful. An ambitious novel about four different versions of lives lived by the same person. If I could give it six stars I would. Fascinating dialogue, intelligent descriptions, fully realized cast of characters, and very unpredictable. It is the opposite of boring for anyone interested in a challenging novel. It's a long, sublime journey.

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tracebroyles
Mar 01, 2017

If I could give a negative star rating, I would. This book was over 800 pages. I wouldn't have minded if it were halfway good. Bogged down by lengthy historical references and play-by-plays of baseball games from the 60s, I skimmed so much of this book I might have been ashamed if it were something else. I just wanted a nugget of something enjoyable, I never got one. Awful, awful, awful.

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clairemars
Jun 05, 2017

clairemars thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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