Let it be said: I love Lethem's writing. While everything I've read by him is excellent, they have all been very different books.
This one is a surreal heart-breaker, the story of a relationship going slowly down the tubes in the oddest way possible. One the one hand, you feel for the protagonists as they suffer, on the other hand, you're dying to see what bizarre event comes next. Even though virtually nothing happens in the entire book, the pace is fast and the emotions strong.
This is an exciting and imaginative fiction work by a great, young, Brooklyn-based author. He mixes science, psychology and fantasy all within an academic setting and comes out with a winner. If this story does not leave you shaking your head and smiling you need to refreshen.
Wendy C. (yokoloco) reviewed As She Climbed Across the Table (Vintage Contemporaries) on
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Another good one from Lethem. It's a classic breaking up story with a science fiction twist. This book is very fun and actually has some interesting things to say about the modern college teaching environment. Fun read.
Jonathan Lethem is one of my favorite writers. All of his books are so completely different it's as if they were written by different authors. This book is original and funny with a heartbroken protagonist throwin in. Definitely worth a read.