Paul Auster – The Book of Illusions

I tried to imagine the scene, to work my way back into the moment when the point of the pencil had first touched the paper. A mother is sitting next to her child as he takes his afternoon nap. She is reading a book, but when she glances up and sees him in that unguarded pose — head flung back and lolling to one side — she digs a pencil

You’re Innocent When You Dream

The first time I heard Auggie Wren’s unsentimental Christmas story was in the film Smoke, around 1996, something like that. Harvey Kietel tells the whole story in a fanastic monologue at the end of the film. If you haven’t seen it, you should check it out. It’s a good movie. I never paid much attention to the credits, but several years later I came to learn that Paul Auster had