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The Fortress of Solitude

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Unforgetable story, with a grea twist

    If you liked the movie Unbreakable by M. Night Shamalan, this is right up your alley. A great mix of gritty realism and the fantastic.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    This was a very referencey book: the constant mention of street

    This was a very referencey book: the constant mention of street names and landmarks may be annoying if you aren't familiar with Boerum Hill. If you know the area, however, it does make the book feel extra special.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2006

    Good

    Great book, very rich in details. It really does send one back into their childhood! The only thing I didn't like too much about this book was the excessive mention of drug use.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2003

    Valiant, great first half

    I consider Mr. Lethem the standard bearer for insightful, historic novels. I just wanted to say that the first part of this book made me relive the time of my childhood and the anxieties I went through. The characters are like those I grew up with and the problems they are challenged with ring true. I believe the first part of the Novel up to and including 'Liner Notes' is the finest writing I have read in many years. There was like a song beat within the dialogue that drove you forward. I can't describe it any better. Having said all that, after 'Liner Notes', the beat went away and I felt like I did not have the same urgency. I do think the pace change was intended to indicate the changing nature and ambiguity of Dylan's memories of his past but it became a chore to read the rest. Mr. Lethem, I really liked the book but I felt like you were trying to answer all the questions about Dylan and his past when your readers would have been served by their own conclusions.

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