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Fans of Fortress and Motherless Brooklyn may find this novel's levity too drastic a shift, but even though Lethem is having a great time here with wordplay, a motley cast, and Lucinda's sexual meanderings, You Don't Love Me Yet is anything but a simple entertainment. He plays with our notions of art and authorship, enjoying a bit of advanced cribbery himself as he experiments with Shakespearean antics and inexplicable love match-ups. At every turn, Lethem seems to be asking sticky questions: Can anyone create the consummate intersection of dream, desire, and reality that art (and great sex) embodies? Will it last, and should it? Can any one writer capture that moment with a few meager words? If they did, how long would it take for it to be reduced to meaningless slogan? --Heidi Broadhead --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The plot and characters are contrived and ridiculous.
I found it hard to like the characters, which I realize might have been the intention of the author, but I also found that I did not really care what happened to them.
I have a rule that says if a book isn't good by the first 50 pages I put it down.
This is my first Lethem book. I went in not really knowing what to expect, but I like what I found. This is a quirky (and that's an understatement) story about two people breaking... Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by William R. Shadbolt
"You Don't Love Me Yet" is at times a well written book, and even has moments where it is very well written. Unfortunately the story was just not all that interesting to me. Read morePublished on July 21, 2012 by B. Wilfong
Appropriately, I don't love this book yet. I do love Jonathan Lethem though, and if You Don't Love Me Yet leaves a bit to be desired, it does entrench the central reason I love... Read morePublished on May 21, 2012 by E. Kutinsky
I'm reluctant to pile on top of the author w/ another bad review so I'll keep it brief. There are some really nice turns of phrases buried in here, some lovely stuff. Read morePublished on February 25, 2012 by Fillyjonk
I had no idea why I was supposed to care about people who are driven by impulses completely contrived by the author. Read morePublished on August 18, 2011 by honeypickle
If you have never read Lethem before, don't let this book be your only Lethem. His other books are fabulous! Read morePublished on July 25, 2010 by Elixir Design
I really liked Lethem's earlier works, like Gun With Occassional Music, Amnesia Moon and She Crawled Across the Table, but have not seen anything close to those since. Read morePublished on July 22, 2010 by Gerry
Just think about the implications of the idea of a party where everyone is wearing headsets; thus, dancing to their own music while being together. Read morePublished on February 9, 2010 by Alicer
Lucinda sleeps around and ruins everything for her band.
Hip flip novel that fails to capture the LA magic. Read more