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Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
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Nov 30, 09

bookshelves: 2009, novel
Recommended to bup by: Mike!
Recommended for: my mother in law (and I like her)
Read in November, 2009

I can't believe this isn't a movie, or a TV series, or at least hasn't spawned a series of books. *googles Lionel Essrog* Oh.

Still, because Lethem is a serious writer, I guess we won't get sequels. I would have loved Lionel Essrog and the Case of the Secret Cabinet, or Lionel Essrog and the Cannibal Who Liked Cannabis. Why? Because the main character is one for the ages. He's a Tourettes sufferer, flunky for a smalltime operator, now thrust into the role of detective. It's wonderful. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the creator of Monk was influenced by this book.

OK, so read the book before the movie comes out! This book is great!

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