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.
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 4 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
Motherless Brooklyn? Brilliant. Clever. A rare treat.
Gun, with Occasional Music? Beautifully bizarre.
As She Climbed Across the Table? Read more
Let me say first that I love Lethem's writing style, and really like his other books. And I wanted to really like this book too. And it is funny at times. Except... Read morePublished on August 17, 2009 by Kamal Patel
...and oh, by the way, did I say that it was not very pleasant to read?
I am no stranger to bizarre story turns and somber ideals, since I am a great fan of Dean Koontz,... Read more