Thursday, March 29, 2007

You Don't Love Me Yet

Jonathan Lethem is one of those writers who can pull off just about anything. Whether he's writing science fiction, mainstream literary fiction, or mystery, he uses that same unforgettable style--stories that are just barely believable, yet they work. His newest book is about a band that doesn't have a name, its members (namely Lucinda, the bass player), and how they rise to fame. There's also a depth to the story that's difficult to describe in a simple synopsis. The characters do crazy things--Matthew, the singer, kidnaps a kangaroo named Shelf and keeps it in his bathtub. But the way they're drawn, the characters' actions make perfect sense. This is a good read for someone who's looking for a meaningful, unusual title.


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