Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Staff Recommendation: Chronic City


Lethem's intelligent satire confuses reality with delusion, affection with deception, and comedy with tragedy. Meet Chase, a former child star, fiance of a space-stranded astronaut, and Perkus, a pot-smoking, paranoid cultural critic. They are adrift in Manhattan, where an escaped tiger causes buildings to collapse & the homeless find refuge in a luxury residence for dogs.


Reviewed by Alyssa

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