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Old 07-02-2010, 12:49 AM
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

I liked it a whole lot. The protagonist is consistently interesting, and seeing the plot and the world through his Tourettic eyes is fascinating and affecting. Lethem also has a hell of a way with language and wordplay, a skill which did wonders for this novel, which could've come off so gimmicky and cheap. I'm wondering whatever happened with that adaptation Ed Norton wanted to do, because though I'm against setting it in the 1950s like I've heard he wants to do (defeats the purpose just a teeny bit), I just know Norton could nail this role like a motherfucker. Recommended.
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