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Jonathan Lethem
Jonathan Lethem was born in New York and attended Bennington College. He is the author of seven novels including Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which was named Novel of the Year by Esquire and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Salon Book Award, as well as the... show more

Jonathan Lethem was born in New York and attended Bennington College. He is the author of seven novels including Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, which was named Novel of the Year by Esquire and won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Salon Book Award, as well as the Macallan Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger.He has also written two short story collections, a novella and a collection of essays, edited The Vintage Book of Amnesia, guest-edited The Year's Best Music Writing 2002, and was the founding fiction editor of Fence magazine.His writings have appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, McSweeney's and many other periodicals.He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Birth date: February 19, 1964
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Jennifer's BOOoooOOOks
Jennifer's BOOoooOOOks rated it 9 months ago
Wow. What a way to start off the year. This was an excellent book.I don't want to say too much for fear of spoiling anything, but this book while not outright scary was certainly plenty unsettling. We are set down in the middle of the lives of Merricat Blackwood, her agoraphobic sister, Constance, a...
ELK's Library
ELK's Library rated it 11 months ago
This is the second time I've read this book. I liked it the first time I read it and loved it the second time. Shirley Jackson does an amazing job sprinkling clues throughout about the night Merricat's family dies without revealing too much. I had an inkling the first time through, but was never qui...
Dantastic Book Reviews
Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 1 year ago
Alexander Bruno is a professional backgammon player. After a run of bad luck and a chance encounter with a classmate from high school, Alexander leaves Singapore for Berlin, where he winds up in the hospital after suffering from a seizure of some kind during a game. It seems Bruno has a nearly ino...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it 2 years ago
The Secret History of Fantasy is a 19-story collection of what I'm given to understand is unusual or different fantasy, along with a couple nonfiction essays about the genre as a whole (and of course, the forward by Peter Beagle). Taken as a whole, it was a varied and sometimes fascinating read, tho...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it 2 years ago
Pretty language and creepy atmosphere mix with a plot I was expecting a little more from. I kept thinking, any minute now... any minute now this is going to blow a part in my hair... any minute now I'm going to think "Where has this book been all my life?" ... any minute now I'm going to see what ev...
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