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Lethem's first novel is a work of noir science fiction inhabited by animal gangsters and a gritty futuristic P.I.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Private detective Conrad Metcalf finds himself the victim of an official inquisition when the murder of a former client and an obvious cover-up attempt lead him into dangerous political territory. Set in a near-future where only police and detectives are licensed to ask questions and where drugs to suppress memory are commonplace, this first novel imparts a new meaning to the word mystery . Spare prose and tight plotting create a taut sf thriller that should appeal to both sf and mystery fans.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is quite simply, terrible. It is an incomplete narrative which takes place in a dystopian world that leaves the reader asking "What's the point?". Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Aurora
This novel has two VERY gruesome, VERY bloody murders. I don't like this -- I know it happens (one of the murders could have used Sharon Tate as a model) but I don't want to know... Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. J. Haye
Jonathan Lethem never ceases to amaze me. "Gun, with Occasional Music" almost reads like a graphic novel... in fact, it is screaming to be made into one. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rocco Dormarunno
A fun and quick read, though, like a lightweight movie, not very memorable.Published 5 months ago by Dr. Jesse Arman
Really interesting and well written gumshoe novel. I wish some of the stranger characters got more description, but overall a really great read.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Animals like people, people like animals. Every character snorting something, and big brother from 1984 and karma cards, biggest mystery is the authorPublished 7 months ago by stephen
I love Lethem's books but this by far is my favorite. Had a copy that i lent to someone but I had to buy a new one just to keep it. The characters are so complex and interesting. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Yescyre S.