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Friday, 19th June

Necessarily brief this week due to house move! See On The Playlist…


Having recently bought the Milton Glaser Dylan poster I was surprised to find this copy of the… 407 more words

Weekly Roundup

Jonathan Lethem. Perkus Tooth, in, The Book of Other People, 2008

Susan Eldred gave me Perkus Tooth’s number, then
paused. ‘I guess you must have recognized his name . . .’
‘Well, in fact he’s really quite an amazing critic. 154 more words

Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem (2003)

You could grow up in the city where history was made and still miss it all.

Fortress of Solitude was a novel that had been recommended to me by several different people. 845 more words


Best Books of 2015, Pt. 1: Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem, the Brooklyn novelist and essayist, first came to prominence with a sequence of novels that strained at the conventions of sci-fi and detective fiction: … 323 more words



Friday morning, I wrote three master lists:

My sister’s wedding (and shower, and bachelorette party). My cousin’s wedding (and shower). And a gardening to-do list. 603 more words


No Response

At the end of his essay “Postmodernism as Liberty Valance”, Jonathan Lethem makes a point that’s worth delving into: “…there’s a name for the school of jazz that glanced at the innovations of bebop and all the implications and possibilities of what lay beyond, but declined to respond. 143 more words

A reader's guide to time travel.

I am thirty-five years old. I open Where the Wild Things Are for the first time in thirty years. I fall into the world of the story. 1,289 more words