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You Don't Love Me Yet by Jonathan Lethem
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Oct 29, 2008

did not like it
Recommended for: no.
Read in October, 2008 , read count: 1

Man, I heard this was not great, but I didn't really expect it to suck THAT much. I figured I'd give him the benefit of the doubt since he's written some things I loved, especially the . Oh well. At least it was short.

Overwrought prose, boring and/or unlikeable characters, not to mention the ever-dangerous task of writing about music and not sounding like a total douche.

Upon reading some of the other reviews I felt I should add that I don't have any problem reading about hipsters or sympathizing with them. They're not evil, they're just people. Living in LA or Brooklyn and playing in an indie rock band and cutting your own hair does not make you a bad or vapid person. This, however, is a bad novel. That stands if it's supposed to be taken as written or if the entire thing is supposed to be a great big satire on how stupid hipsters are.
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