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A gun in his pouch
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2015
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. Kangaroo hitmen, talking sheep, genetic manipulations, babyheads... Like Dik's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", Lethem's romp is a kind of sci-fi meets detective noir. I read it in two sittings. Now I'm going to read it again, like I do all of Lethem's books. You have to. Not because you missed anything significant. It's those little touches that might have gone by too smoothly that need to be savored again, that I seek to recapture.