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Lethem pulls off what should be the impossible: hard-boiled detective fiction in a future world of animals walking and talking, babies mutated into 'babyheads', state-sponsored... Read morePublished 11 months ago by productum
The novelty of the premise and the excellent writing got me hooked (lol) right from the start. I have never read this author before but would definitely again. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bootsy Bass
My favourite of Lethem! This book is so out there, but in the best possible way. Lethem's imagination is fantastic, and I love the way he writes. Read morePublished 18 months ago by LauraSpaz
"Gun, with Occasional Music" is confusing at times; I never did figure out the "babyhead" thing. For the sin of obtuseness, "Gun" is docked one star. Read morePublished on July 22 2003 by Nels Lindberg
I'm reading this one right now, and I think I'm going to just love it. It's a witty sci-fi/mystery. Lethem's books are always interesting and usually funny, and I seem to be able... Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2002 by "jennykay"
How do you make an hard boiled Sci-fi story?Take a cynical but really golden-hearted (proportions of cynicism and goodness may vary) private-eye in less tan friendly terms whit the... Read morePublished on Sept. 8 2002 by Ventura Angelo
Let me say that this is a fantastic novel, one of the most imaginative that I've read in some time. Its so good that anyone liking the following criteria should like this... Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2002 by Eric Vondy
I swear to dogs that Jonathan Lethem MUST stare in the mirror at least once a day and scream "WOW!"
Thats what I say everytime I fall into one of his strangely psychotic yet... Read more