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I finished reading The Fortress of Solitude last week, and this week, it's the topic of discussion on Slate's book club. I think that these ongoing dialogs are about the best thing about Slate.

I really liked the book, perhaps due to all of the "added context" from Aaron on this September's NYC trip. I don't even really want to have kids, but I want them to grow up in the city. That's probably an insanely strange reaction to the book, isn't it?

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no, there's something about people who grow up in New York. They turn out incredibly cool.
I think that it's because I wish that I'd grown up in New York.

My point about the insanity was more related to the story in the book. But maybe not? Even though he was consumed by his childhood, I doubt that Dylan (or Mingus) would have wanted to be raised elsewhere.

If you didn't have a million lawbooks to read, I'd really recommed that you read Fortress of Solitude just for the parts about growing up [white] in Brooklyn in the nineteen-seventies. Lethem's writing is amazing and dreamy.
i actually have time for free reading. i read the new yorker every week, i've read the atlantic the past two months, two novels, and almost all of a critical book about the films of whit stillman. i think this isn't bad, considering i'm in law school, for god's sake.


i'll check it out.
not bad at all.

are you going to see the Dave Eggers--Susan Minot art show?
i actually have time for free reading. i read the new yorker every week, i've read the atlantic the past two months, two novels, and almost all of a critical book about the films of whit stillman. i think this isn't bad, considering i'm in law school, for god's sake.


i'll check it out.