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Motherless Brooklyn - Jonathan Lethem, Frank Muller
Motherless Brooklyn
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3.50 20
Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781402510564 (140251056X)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Minutes: 10
Edition language: English
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aka Grasshopper
aka Grasshopper rated it
3.5 Medicating Lionel
Lionel Essrog is an unforgettable character. Like most fictional detectives he has one defining characteristic, something which sets him apart. Lionel has Tourette's Syndrome. This turns out to be an asset for him when he sets out to find his mentor's killer because everyone assumes he is stupid. Wh...
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it
like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.... except:1. It's about an adult with tourettes syndrome 2. the prose and writing and dialog is more complex, and thus evokes a visceral response 3. the DX is explained and explored in a few ways that drifts away from TCIOTDITNT.3a: its part ...
JonathanPeto rated it
I enjoyed this story quite a bit. I have no idea if the main character, Lionel Essrog, is portrayed accurately or well, since he has Tourette's Syndrome, but it's interesting, as well as funny and sad at times. It's a detective story, a spoof perhaps, but not an obnoxious send-up. The genre's cliche...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
I mention this book in this review:http://mewlhouse.hubpages.com/_1qsqsuzy8itx3/hub/A-Time-For-Fists
Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it
4.0 Motherless Brooklyn
Imagine a personality with Tourette's combined with compulsive touching and counting, surrounded in an environment of Brooklyn speak and Mafia threats. This combination makes for some hilarious conversational interchanges in this book. Is it a murder mystery? A noir thriller? A stylistic tour de f...
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