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Dec 29, Jack Silbert rated it it was amazing. First posted on my blog My Reader’s Block. On Christmas Eve, I went to the movies and afterward entered a nearby bar which I’d never been in.
El cuento de Auggie Wren
At only 48 pages, this is a quick enough read, but the story which includes a lost wallet, a shoplifter and a blind grandmother, well, that will stay with you longer. I am so happy to have discovered it. Now I’m going to have to find the movie ‘Smoke’ that this story served as a basis for!
He unburdens himself to his friend at his local cigar shop, a colorful character named Auggie Wren. No Guinness on tap; I was having a holiday craving for a Guinness.
How can this be? Finally, it arrived yesterday. Feb 26, girlwithglasses rated it did not like it. Regardless of auggiie title, Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story is a tale that can be read and re-read anytime of the year. As long as there’s one person to believe it, there’s no story that can’t be true. An acquaintance turned friend, Auggie, will save the day by sharing his own personal Christmas tale.
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As I walked out of the theater, a light snow was falling. This delightful, small, wonderfully illustrated book is very much a non-traditional Christmas story. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Auster somehow started his sort of dip into the cinematic form with what I believe to be one of the greatest movies ever made, so check that one out! View all 4 comments. Her signature condensed color palette and color that breaks out of the lines signal the unexpected aspects of her stories told in art and words.
That is the opening for true human companionship and sharing and appreciation – forgetting your insecurities and cynicism and opening up to others, including strangers the blind womanmaking it clear to yourself that the other person is just like you in many ways, just as important, and hey, you never know what you might be missing.
Came to this book in a very round about way.
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Next we would walk over to The Old Julian Bookstore. I liked this book, which is really a short story and very non-tradional for a Christmas story. Dec 23, Annie rated it it was amazing Shelves: My husband remarked upon it, mentioning how they were having Christmas in July.
I sat at the bar, ate, drank, and read Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story. Michelle, our lovely hostess, sent me Paul Auster’s Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story as part of my prize package for a previous year’s challenge.
The waitress began telling us a story that I will never forget. We repeat stories, anecdotes and wishes every day, and in a very real way we live in our heads. Auggie learns a little something about himself and what Christmas might really mean.
Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story by Paul Auster | LibraryThing
The writer is a bit cynical like most of us, but Auggie shows us something different, something better. Both start out with a writer having trouble writing a story followed by someone telling them a story which is then related to us the reader.
Good story, even for a summer read. Plus the movie has a great soundtrack. View all 18 comments.