Thursday, July 17, 2008

Neo Noir

Along the lines of Hard-Boiled and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami, Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem is a fun, dystopic look at the future of tough guys, dames, and the sad sack gumshoes who can't help but fall for the latter and into the fists of the former. This is the first book I've read by Lethem, but the guy can turn a phrase.
"So I showered and shaved and got my gums bleeding with a toothbrush, then stumled into the kitchen to cauterize the wounds with some scalding coffee."

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