The Fortress of Solitude
Publish date: January 6th 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 509
Edition language: English
Jonathan Lethem is the writer I love to hate. hmm. maybe that's a bit strong. I suppose I just have some residual ill feeling because I was forced to read Motherless Brooklyn for an English seminar. today, years later, I guess [b:Motherless Brooklyn|328854|Motherless Brooklyn|Jonathan Lethem|http://...
I really, really loved the first 300 pages of this novel. I think that's a common refrain. Lethem manages to capture Brooklyn in the 70s and the way it feels to be a kid. Its as beautiful as the sunsets you remember from being 8 years old. It's a little crazy too - but mostly it's just a terrifi...
"Particularly brilliant is the novel’s first half detailing the main character’s childhood growing up in Gowanus/ Boerum Hill on the cusp of its gentrification. Lethem has a gift for capturing character’s personalities and nuances, be it the delicate dance of getting “yolked” or the hollers of “Yo” ...
After reading and loving two of Lethem's other works (Motherless Brooklyn and Gun, with Occasional Music, to be specific), I was kind of disappointed by this one. My rating is really somewhere between two and three stars, but I decided to round up.I can't really pinpoint what I didn't like about thi...
I mention this book in this review:http://mewlhouse.hubpages.com/_1qsqsuzy8itx3/hub/A-Time-For-Fists
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