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Paul Auster published for PlayStation
PSP edition of City of Glass graphic novel spearheads move by Faber onto new platform

To many lovers of contemporary literary fiction, American novelist Paul Auster is already a superhero. But today, the author of The New York Trilogy and The Book of Illusions took a step closer to comic book immortality when he saw his work featured alongside the likes of Wolverine, Batman and The Mighty Avengers on the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) Comic Store.

City of Glass, the graphic novel adaptation of Auster's book of the same title, has been released to PSP users. On the face of it, one might not expect the stereotypical PlayStation aficionado – young, male and obsessed with gaming – to be the obvious choice to appreciate Auster's highbrow postmodern novel about a detective fiction writer turned private investigator descending into madness. But City of Glass, which is illustrated by Paul Karasik and David Mazzacchelli, was put at number 45 in The Comic Journal's "Top 100 Most Important Comics of the Century" feature, and Faber's head of digital Henry Volans thinks there is mileage in the move.

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Source: The Guardian