The taxi driver dies and Bowen remains locked up within the refuge without possibility of leaving, in its imprisonment reads the night of the oracle an unpublished book, until it remains without light. While, his wife travels to that city to look for it. The text this plenty of comments. Parallel histories or mentions on the literary kitchen, comment with footnotes on whom it was based for the construction of some personages; for example to Bowen – it explains it takes from a personage of Hammet Flitcraft, whom also it changes of life after being saved of the fall of a beam, which turns the three personages into appeared again beings Orr – Bowen – Flitcraft, besides giving to data on the real life of Sidney. In this level of reality relates from first person the shortages of the recovery of the writer, the relation with its better friend – John Trause- and the one of this last one with its wife.
One exists doubts that it is become evident, the events are going to be revealing the conflict – what I will not mention the son of Trause will be the triggering factor of the revelation, a full personage of maliciousness. The other important subjects for Auster besides the everlasting chance are the colors, the destiny, and the value of the words that are observed when Orr throws its blue notebook to avoid that it happens what it seems warning from his pages. This alienation to eliminate the adverse destiny by means of an exorcism, is a paranoia that it justifies with an example: a writer who had written a poem on a died boy, him his son dies reason why he stops writing. Before the events that must confront, Orr thought that the poet must have to continue writing. After the tragedies that happen to him, it prefers to throw the notebook leaving a fictitious history truncates (Bowen) and others more involucrante (if this word exists) and real where it is to a total New York of drug addiction and violence, both writings in the blue notebook go to the sweepings tin.