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Letham's work. I found "Fortress of Solitude" oppressive. "You Don't Love Me Yet" is a great deal of fun. It's a look at a part of today's youth culture I have no contact with so I cannot vouch for its accuracy but it is fun. The "blue noses" won't like it. It's full of sex, drugs and rock & roll with no apologies what so ever. I thoroughly enjoyed the listen.
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I'm a huge fan of Lethem and was really excited to see he had a new book out. Unfortunately, I found this book disappointing, for two reasons. First and foremost, Lethem may be (is) a good writer but he's a lousy narrator. This is one of the worst narrations I have listened to. Second, I found it difficult to sympathize with any of the characters. Unlike his previous books (and I think I have read them all), none of the characters are compelling in any way. I was marginally interested in the complainer, but we get little or no insight into his motivation or character. I can't say that I recommend this book, but if you are a die-hard Lethem fan I suppose you shouldn't take my word for it.....
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