Fiction: Motherless Brooklyn, by Jonathan Lethem

Our June challenge book.

We both just TOTALLY loved this book. So much fantastic word play. Great plot, nice details on the L.I.C./BQE area of NYC. A completely original take on this type of book, just takes it to another level.

As DadReaction put it: you know, I usually don’t enjoy bizarre narrators but I really–EAT ME, MINNAWEED–like Lionel–and the unlocking of the Tourette’s experience is just dazzling (like when he talks about the environments that calm him). Balmslim. Slamkill. Allmiss. Really good.

Also (GR here again) reminded me of the character Adah from Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible (a great book and to my mind by far the best Kingsolver book).

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