To get your creative juices flowing, I have listed some points you may wish to consider when discussing this book. However, there's no need to answer everything listed. Just pick and choose as you see fit, add your own and by all means respond to the comments left by others. This is supposed to be a stimulating and friendly chat between booklovers, so now it's over to you...
1. On a scale of one to five, with one being rubbish and five being excellent, how did you rate this trilogy as a whole?
2. Which part of the trilogy was your favourite: City of Glass, Ghosts or Locked Room. Why?
3. What is the significance of each novel's title? In other words, why is City of Glass given that title, why is Ghosts called Ghosts, and why is Locked Room called Locked Room.
4. How are these three novels linked?
5. There are some recurring themes in this trilogy, including co-incidence and identity. Can you think of any other themes?
6. What role does the city of New York play within this book? Could it have been set in any other city?
7. What did you think of the ending to this book? Was it satisfying?
8. Is it fair to say that each of the central characters from each novel, Quinn from City of Glass, Blue from Ghosts and the nameless narrator (Fanshawe's friend) from Locked Room, starts off relatively sane but then winds up going slightly crazy? Do you think each of these characters behaved rationally?
9. Having read this trilogy, would you read anything else by Paul Auster? And if you have read any of his other novels, can you recommend any?
10. Ten word review challenge: can you write a snapshot review of this book in 10 words or less.