Review of “Dissident Gardens.”

My review of Jonathan Lethem’s newest novel, Dissident Gardens, is now available on the Journal-Star’s web site. I believe it was also in last Sunday’s paper. The short version of the short review: Lethem, an author of nine novels, may be one of the best American sentence writers: his descriptions pop, and he finds endlessly […]

Dissident Gardens.

Whenever I can grab my review copy, I am excited to read Jonathan Lethem’s Dissident Gardens—even after a somewhat mixed review by Ron Charles at the Washington Post. Charles writes that Lethem “is almost magically adept at pushing the current action into the background and letting a character’s unmoored thoughts travel freely through the past.” Lethem’s […]