Tag Archives: Jonathan Lethem

What We’re Reading: October 2013

The Clumsy Living

Our staff’s reading list for October includes books by Jhumpa Lahiri, Aimee Bender, Allan Gurganus, Lisa Fugard, Naomi Wolf, Jane Smiley, Bob Hicok, and other authors.

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Jonathan Lethem and Better Literary Conversations: Monday’s Margins

Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem

New books this week from Jonathan Lethem, Alice McDermott and others. Also: creating better literary conversations, lying about reading books, and ending the publishing industry’s long war on technology.

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Monday’s Margins: Fast Machine Apocalypses and Stephen King’s Talking Head

“You could say these stories are meant to shock, but we all know that we live in an unshockable age.”

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January/February 2012 Reading List: Chronic City, Matterhorn, and The Obamas

I’m finishing up Lethem’s Chronic City and Hugh Barker/Yuval Taylor’s Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music.

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10 Best Books I Didn’t Read in 2011

Seriously. I go to Malaprop’s all the time and pick this book up and read the praise and think, “Wow, this must be a fucking great book.”

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Chronic City: Review of Jonathan Lethem’s Eighth Novel

First, I am not the strong reader I might like to be. Second, I found Chronic City tedious, boring, and uninspiring. Third, the second might find cause in the first.

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