by Brodie, October 17, 2006 1:17 PM
Science fiction noir, which includes a kangaroo as one of the bad guys,and a sheep as the maid. Of course, these characters act and talk like humans, making for a wry, satirical novel. Lethem always stretches the boundaries between genres, and Gun, with Occasional Music, his first novel, does that in an extreme way. Hilarious and enjoyable, it's an old-fashioned crime story told from the unknown future's perspective.