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A Familiar Alien Landscape

Girl in Landscape by Jonathan Lethem

Reviewed by Jill Owens

"I've been a fan of Jonathan Lethem since his first book, Gun, with Occasional Music, which I read my first year in college. Its bizarre, noir sci-fi sensibility fit right into the context of Vonnegut, Chandler, and Pynchon books I was also devouring at the time. I've read most of what Lethem's written over the years, and I find myself a little surprised to declare that now, over a decade later, my favorite is Girl in Landscape. I'm not necessarily calling it his masterpiece, but it is the one I return to with the most pleasure, year after year...." Read the entire review.

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  1. Gun, with Occasional Music
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One Response to "A Familiar Alien Landscape"

    Michael Riggs November 18th, 2006 at 11:51 am

    After this review, I will surely read the book. I enjoyed the first person informality, and I always profit from reading critics who put an author or book in the context of previous or related works,especially when, as you have done, the reader makes the context personal.
    Michael Riggs

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