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Oney are laden with potential political social and racial disaster This is also the story of s America when nobody cared anyThis is the story of what would happen if two teenaged boys obsessed with comic book heroes actually had superpowers they would screw up their lives. Well this is the one If you only read one book this year read this one It s devastating brilliant all those things the blurbs say it is

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The Fortress of Solitude

From the prize winning author of Motherless Brooklyn a daring riotous sweeping novel that spins the tale of two friends and their adventures in late th century AmericaThis is the story of two The Fortress Epubboys Dylan Ebdus and Mingus Rude They live in Brooklyn and are. I finally finished this thing It s pretty good but the first half is so much better than the second half There is some real magic amidst the nostalgia in Lethem s story of growing up in Brooklyn in the 70s But the whole beginning seems like it s leading up to some great climax and that climax never comes As the main character grows up an exaggeration for the emotionally underdeveloped thirtysomething he is by the end he becomes a wanky self absorbed snob rock geek which may have been awesome during the peak of High Fidelity s popularity totally Lethem s generation but is definitely not interesting to me at this point There is only so much name dropping and Gen X navel gazing I can handle If Lethem or his main character Dylan Ebdus who s hard do distinguish from Lethem h

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Friends and neighbours but since Dylan is white and Mingus is black their friendship is not simpleThis is the story of s America a time when the simplest decisions what music you listen to whether to speak to the kid in the seat next to you whether to give up your lunch m. Video review epic tale of gentrification and crushed hopes The Fortress of Solitude is one of the densest books I ve ever read each page packed with lives and dreams and misery It s depressing as fuck and crazy on so many levels but for the sheer glow of its ambitiousness it s a pleasure to read for anyone who s passionate about American literature and culture


10 thoughts on “The Fortress of Solitude

  1. says:

    Fortress of Solitude depicts a world in which there is no such thing as a responsible adult It might be deemed a

  2. says:

    Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercom I am the original author of this essay as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegallySoon after opening CCLaP in the summer of 2007 one of the first books I had a chance to review was what at the time was Jonathan Lethem's latest You Don't Love Me Yet; and as long time readers remember I found that book to be a nearly unreadabl

  3. says:

    I finally finished this thing It's pretty good but the first half is so much better than the second half There is some real magic amidst the nostalgia in Lethem's story of growing up in Brooklyn in the '70s But the whole beginning seems like it's leading up to some great climax and that climax never comes As the main character grows up an exaggeration for the emotionally underdeveloped thirtysomething he is by

  4. says:

    Video review epic tale of gentrification and crushed hopes The Fortress of Solitude is one of the densest books I've ever read each page packed with lives and dreams and misery It's depressing as fuck and crazy on so many levels but for the sheer glow of its ambitiousness it's a pleasure to read for anyone who's passionate about American literature and culture

  5. says:

    I FINALLY FINISHED THIS BOOK WHAT YEAR IS IT

  6. says:

    I half expected to find that Jonathan Lethem is one of those authors that readers either love or hate but was surprised by how mad the people who hate him are Personally I fall into the former camp those who love Mr Lethem's work Let me explai

  7. says:

    Storytelling has changed It used to be that stories unfolded slowly sometimes even lethargically until rising to the climactic finish Think about the classics you like—most likely slow start strong finish These days sto

  8. says:

    What a shit storm This is one of the plodding books I have engaged in my time as a reader It ranks up there with one of the only other books I have abandoned Updike's Rabbit Run Updike and Lethem also hold the distinction of being som

  9. says:

    Well this is the one If you only read one book this year read this one It's devastating brilliant all those things

  10. says:

    Second Lethem Last Lethem

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