Chronic City: A Novel

Chronic City - Jonathan Lethem It took me about a hundred pages to get interested in this book. If it had been written by an unknown author, I probably would have put it down without finishing it. My appreciation of Lethem's other books made me press on. I feel like he didn't hit his stride until midway through, when suddenly I wanted to copy down bits or read them aloud to friends, and I became captivated by his mastery of language. (I felt this way throughout Motherless Brooklyn.)