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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Mr. Bones, the heroic dog of Paul Auster's astonishing book, is the sidekick and confidant of Willy G. Christmas.

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Timbuktu, Paul Auster Timbuktu is a 1999 novella by Paul Auster. What makes this book special is that Paul Auster knows how dogs think

Timbuktu, Paul Auster Timbuktu is a 1999 novella by Paul Auster. It is about the life of a dog, Mr Bones, who is struggling to come to terms with the fact that his homeless master is dying. The story, set in the early 1990s, is told through the eyes of Mr Bones. The story centres on his last journey with his ailing master, Willy G. Christmas, to Baltimore, but the details of both of their early lives are told in flashback. What makes this book special is that Paul Auster knows how dogs think. Yeah sure, a dog can get confused, but who doesn't?! Secondly, it is so damn funny.

He was still William Gurevitch in those days, a scrawny sixteen-year-old boy with a passion for books and beebop jazz, and she had taken him under her wing and lavished his early work with praise that was so excessive, so far out of proportion to its true merit, that he began to think of himself as the next great hope of.

Timbuktu is a 1999 novella by Paul Auster. The story, set in the early 1990s, is told through the eyes of Mr Bones, who, although not anthropomorphised, has an internal monologue in English. The story centres on his last journey with his ailing master, Willy G Christmas, to Baltimore, but the details of both of their early lives are told in flashback.

Timbuktu by Paul Auster 186pp, Faber, £1. 9. As Paul Auster awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed into a dog. But Auster isn't hopeless and metamorphosis is a constant feature of his career.

1st ed. ISBN 0-8050-5407-3 (acid-free paper) 1. Dogs-Fiction.

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Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1999. Bones, the canine hero of Paul Auster’s astonishing new book, is the sidekick and confidant of Willy G. Christmas, a brilliant and troubled homeless man from Brooklyn.

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Timbuktu – Paul Auster

Timbuktu – Paul Auster. February 11, 2013February 10, 2013Ms Oh Waily. The first half of the book is devoted to discovering how these two characters come together as dog and master, exploring Willy’s promise of youth only to then fall prey to a drug induced ‘flip out’, thereafter becoming a part-time tramp and a part-time poet. One night the television starts to talk to Willy, and he transforms himself from William Gurevitch, son of post-war Polish immigrants, into the spirit of Christmas. And Mr. Bones joins the family. We find out all about Willy’s musing on life, the potential of his dog, and Timbuktu.

Read Timbuktu, by Paul Auster online on Bookmate – Mr. Christmas, a brilliant and troubled hom. Christmas, a brilliant and troubled ho.

Meet Mr. Bones, the canine hero of Paul Auster's remarkable new novel, Timbuktu. Mr. Bones is the sidekick and confidant of Willy G. Christmas, the brilliant, troubled, and altogether original poet-saint from Brooklyn. Like Don Quixote and Sancho Panza before them, they sally forth on a last great adventure, heading for Baltimore, Maryland in search of Willy's high school teacher, Bea Swanson. Years have passed since Willy last saw his beloved mentor, who knew him in his previous incarnation as William Gurevitch, the son of Polish war refugees. But is Mrs. Swanson still alive? And if she isn't, what will prevent Willy from vanishing into that other world known as Timbuktu?Mr. Bones is our witness. Although he walks on four legs and cannot speak, he can think, and out of his thoughts Auster has spun one of the richest, most compelling tales in recent American fiction. By turns comic, poignant, and tragic, Timbuktu is above all a love story. Written with a scintillating verbal energy, it takes us into the heart of a singularly pure and passionate character, an unforgettable dog who has much to teach us about our own humanity.

This is the first Paul Auster book I read. I have to say that I love the guy. He's clever, witty and shows so much sensitivity. The book, narrated by the charismatic dog "Mr. Bones" (an inner dialogue, not like he's a talking dog...), showcases the struggles of existence, such as the impending truth of death. Mr.Bones and his master and good friend, travel to Baltimore and the book narrates their travel as well as their past life together.

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.

Timbuktu is a slim book and yet is a deeply affecting tale with Paul Auster's wonderful prose. Mr. Bones, the hero of the tale is a Heinz 57 variety pooch who understands Ingloosh and is owned by Willie G. Christmas, who is a homeless bard who means to spread the gospel of Christmas around the country but sometimes becomes trapped in fits of psychosis and alcoholism.

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.
I absolutely admire Paul Auster because whenever I pick up one of his books, I totally have no idea what to expect. You've surely noticed how some authors basically tell the same story over and over again? Not Auster. I've read quite a few of his works by now, and while he has similar themes delving into aspects of humanity, he delivers each and every one of said themes in a totally original and captivating manner.

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
I listened to the Timbuktu audiobook and found it entertaining and delightful. The story is both funny and sad at the same time. I like Auster's style because it moves right along, using stream of consciousness without actually going anywhere, but in a way it does go someplace. He brings to life the inner thinking of both a homeless man and his dog. Being a dog lover, I felt very connected to Mr. Bones. There are so many times I wish I could know what my dog is thinking.