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Chronic City

2 Ratings: 2.0
A book by Jonathan Lethem

Amazon Best of the Month, October 2009:Jonathan Lethem, the home-grown frontrunner of a generation of Brooklyn writers, crosses the bridge to Manhattan inChronic City, a smart, unsettling, and meticulously hilarious novel of friendship and real estate … see full wiki

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Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Doubleday
2 reviews about Chronic City
review by . October 18, 2009
Chase Insteadman is a former child star whose current claim to fame is his relationship with Janice Trumbull, an astronaut trapped by space mines in an endless orbit on the International Space Station, whose frequent love letter dispatches to Chase are published in the New York Times. Perkus Tooth is a formerly notorious but reclusive intellectual provocateur, who used to write about pop culture for Rolling Stone but refuses to be labelled a mere music critic. They both inhabit a modified Manhattan, …
review by . October 10, 2009
i think Jonathan Lethem is a wizardly writer. Fortress of Solitude had it all together: style, plot, character. I read and reread chapters just to try to figure out how he did it. Lethem gave us a piece of Brooklyn that seemed real and magical, and open wide in its possibilities. So, I was looking forward to Chronic, and thrilled to find it on the Vine list. Well, 200 pages into it I'm done. There's no one in this book I care about, their little dramas are of no importance, the stakes aren't high …
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