Two novelists nurture their friendship through letter correspondence and three years of writing to each other has resulted in this book. An entertaining correspondence indeed, these two writers can certainly write!
It is very refreshing to read such eloquent and insightful discussions on life, death, sports, current events, literature and of course their own writing. It wetted my appetite for more of their novels, I have not read many of Auster's books and I am still missing a few of Coetzee's.
I am also looking forward to "Letters 2011-2014" if they decide to publish the continuation, I can't see that they would want to stop writing each other. Auster only writes real letters on his typewriter, posted from New York to Adelaide, Australia with due stampage, while Coetzee seems to fax his PC produced letters. Excellent!