One critic went so far as to compare the book to Nabokov's Lolita.
There are the germs of some good ideas here, but Lethem doesn't seem to know which story he wants to tell, and as such the whole book seems a little lacking in focus.
In short, the single best science fiction book I have read since Heinlein.
Three and 1/2. Not bad not great. Very interesting concept but some characterizations were lacking and the plot was a little jumpy. Decent enough read.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Lethem does it again. He takes a genre or two and warps them with style and resonance. I finished this book 7 months ago and the images still run through my memory on a regular... Read morePublished 7 months ago by pickyshopper
Girl in Landscape seems to deliver science fiction in a world which many baby boomers would associate with television's Lost in Space. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Miami Bob
I want to mention, but skip over aspects of Girl in landscape likely to be covered by other reviewers. Read morePublished on December 9, 2010 by Scott Rawlings
Reminiscent of a much darker version of Heinlein's Farmer in the Sky, which is a much better book in so many ways, this is a painfully dreary story of a 13-year-old girl who loses... Read morePublished on July 16, 2010 by Dave Deubler
This was my first Lethem book. I was drawn in by the inside flap... "post-apocalyptic" yes, please! "sexual awakening" oooooh fun, "new planet" interesting.... Read morePublished on April 20, 2010 by Tina Radi
For much of the first half of his career, Jonathan Lethem seemed to specialize in taking established genres and spinning them into something else entirely - for instance, read Gun,... Read morePublished on January 18, 2010 by Josh Mauthe
Lethem has been on my "to do" list for a couple of years now and I've finally started to get around to reading him recently. He is second only to Philip K. Read morePublished on December 16, 2009 by Mike Lyle