Motherless Brooklyn

by Jonathan Lethem | Biographies & Memoirs |
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Registered by wingSqueakyChuwing of Rockville, Maryland USA on 6/20/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSqueakyChuwing from Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, June 20, 2022
I did not note the source of this trade paperback, but thank you to its donor.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Monday, June 20, 2022
I read another copy of this book in 2000. This is what I wrote after I read it...

Lionel Esrog, a young man with Tourette’s syndrome, is one of a group of youngsters hand-picked by Frank Minna from St. Vincent’s Home for Boys to eventually become part of his “Minna Men”. At first working for Minna as moving boys, these young men later become his personal “detectives”, working under the cover of a car rental service. On one of their jobs, Esrog and a partner suddenly realize that their boss has been taken captive and is being sped away by car through the streets of New York City. They must rush after him and not allow him to be lost from view. The race is on!

Lethem gives his readers a wonderfully creative and somewhat unusual novel. Throughout the story, Lionel displays the aberrant behavior of a person afflicted with Tourette’s syndrome. Since Lionel is the protagonist as well as the narrator, the reader not only experiences Lionel’s verbal outbursts and physical tics, but is also given some insight into their manifestation. The story is a mystery, and at times almost becomes a satire of life in New York City. It is fast-paced and funny, with creative word-play, occasional amusing situation descriptions, and even a few (good) jokes.

The writing is done so well that, once this story has begun, the book is often hard to put down. As the novel draws to a close, the plot unfortunately tends to become a bit complicated and confusing. Nevertheless, it’s an exciting, entertaining story and one that should not be missed.

I'm releasing this book for...

***The June 2022 Allergic to A Release Challenge hosted by booklady331.

***The June 2022 Pollinator Celebration Release Challenge hosted by SqnutZips. The title of this book contains the word MOTH.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingSqueakyChuwing at Rockville, Maryland USA on Tuesday, July 5, 2022
I selected this book from the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) to travel elsewhere...

Released 1 mo ago (7/6/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library - Mattie JT Stepanek Park (For Adults) in Rockville, Maryland USA

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