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Last week I was sitting in a taco restaurant thinking about a favorite book of mine, The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem. I read this book a number of years ago, and haven’t seen it since either my wife left it on a train, or I placed it into storage. 416 more words


My review of Lucky Alan by Jonathan Lethem

I reviewed Jonathan Lethem’s new story collection, Lucky Alan, for the Independent on Sunday. In summary, I didn’t like it.

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Fear of Music, by Jonathan Lethem (33 1/3 series)

I hesitated before reading this one, on account of an Amazon review which complained that there was no original research into the making of the album, and implied that Lethem put himself and his own subjective response at the centre of the book. 1,300 more words

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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

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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

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