Fortress of Solitude
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By becky - Last updated: Friday, September 12, 2003 - Save & Share - 2 Comments

Note from Becky: If you’re on the BeckysBookClub mailing list, this is going to look awfully familiar. I think it’s probably bad form to post something 2 places, but I’m so curious about this new book that I had to get the word out. Sorry!

Just read a review on Salon for Jonathan Lethem’s new novel, “The Fortress of Solitude.” Apparently, he’s been the next big thing for a while and I totally missed the boat.

He’s written sci-fi, mysteries, westerns, and seems to have moved into a world more traditionally “literary” with this new one. Here’s the line that blew me away…

“It was entirely possible that one song could destroy your life. Yes, musical doom could fall on a lone human form and crush it like a bug. That song, that song, was sent from somewhere else to find you, to pick the scab of your whole existence. The song was your personal shitty fate, manifest as a throb of pop floating out of radios everywhere.”

I’m convinced I’m too old to feel that way about music anymore, but man.

Has anyone read any of his stuff? I’ll definetly be picking this one up.

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2 Responses to “Fortress of Solitude”

Comment from etrigan
Time September 12, 2003 at 12:05 pm

Wow. That is one horribly written review.

Comment from etrigan
Time September 12, 2003 at 12:05 pm

Wow. That is one horribly written review. (at Salon…not you, dear.)

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