Re: RARA-AVIS: Summer Reading

Date: 27 Jun 2001

> check out his first book, Gun With Occasional
>Music which, following a Chandler simile, opens with a kangaroo in a
>trenchcoat. Now I'm am most definitely not a fan of books which fuse
>hardboiled with speculative fiction, but this one works.

I'm not sure that it does, but maybe I was never able to get past the kangaroo in the trenchcoat. But I'm not a fan of fantasy and Lethem was unable to make it seem enough like science to make the blend work for me.

John Lau

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