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Like others in this forum, I found this book to be a huge disappointment. The writing, as others have pointed out, was good, as was the character development of Lionel, and the... Read morePublished on April 30 2006 by Steve Z. McCauley
Otherwise, I would just give it two or three stars. But if Lethem does not have Tourette's, he still does an unbelievably authentic job of giving us its quirks - especially the... Read morePublished on June 19 2004
Lethem has created a sympathetic, intriguing, and wonderfully whimsical alternative to the hard-boiled detective. Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by mmcwatters
As a crime fiction reader, writer, and Brooklynite, I don't understand the positive reviews of this book. Read morePublished on May 14 2004 by A. Alcalay
In another writer's hands, the concept of a narrator suffering from Tourettes', and trying to solve a murder could have been a gimmicky mess. Read morePublished on May 7 2004 by Rocco Dormarunno
I'm surprised to see that this book has generally gotten such positive reviews. I was excited to read it after hearing the author discuss his new book on the radio, but I found it... Read morePublished on March 24 2004
If you have not read any of Jonathan Lethem's other books, this one might turn you off to his Science Fiction abilities. Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2003 by "aardvarkpenguined"