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Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
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Jun 10, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: goodbooksthattakeplaceinnewyork

This goes on my list of good books that take place in New York City. They have to meet the following requirements:
1) A believable city: historically accurate and without anachronisms.
2) Not a trite city: a depiction of a skyscraper, a brownstone, a tenement, Coney Island and the subway is not enough.
3) Worth reading: if the plot or the information provide is not interesting and complex, it's useless and doesn't go on the list.

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