The Fortress of Solitude

 Posted by on March 18, 2013  Modern Fiction
Mar 182013
 
The Fortress of Solitude

I originally read this book as a book club pick during high school.  Getting started was almost painfully slow.  Jonathan Lethem’s writing style seemed to be defined by an odd compilation of sentences that never quite came together in the end.  In places, the narration seemed like a completely unedited stream of consciousness that had been put to paper in a creative “frenzy” late one night. Once I was a decent way into Part I of the book, however, reading was more bearable, even if I was still irritated by stylistic choices.  I struggled to finish the book, especially as [Read More…]