I have considered myself a fan of Paul Auster since the time I read The New York Trilogy. I also read and enjoyed The Book of Illusions and The Brooklyn Follies, and I was really looking forward to reading Travels in the Scriptorium. A man locked in a room where there are labels for each object, that sounded so… Austerian! But I ended up really disappointed, as I felt I was reading some kind of caricature or parody of Auster by Auster. Even the old anagram trick (Trause for Auster) seemed worn-out. I read a few reviews on the net and most of them are positive, though there are some negative ones too. Anyone else read this book, if so, did you like it?