Manhattan Goes Meta in Jonathan Lethem's 'Chronic City'

Willamette Week | October 21, 2009
Unlike Pynchon in The Crying of Lot 49, which this book at first resembles, Lethem keeps his readers (and his narrator) at too critical a distance, and explains far too much, and thus leaves me still waiting for that novel where Lethem finally knocks one all the way into the bleachers.

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