Jonathan Lethem, "Planet Big Zero"

Childhood chums meet back up, but things have changed.

(from Men and Cartoons)

This one had men and a cartoon.
Of course the old friends can’t just pick up where they left off, with silly jokes and a secret understanding. They’ve grown up and diverged, and yet here they are back together again. But the point of this story beyond that is a bit hazy. And that’s a pretty good thing. Over-eager attempts to verbalize or homilize would be weak and untrue. Instead, the dialogue and action are happily afloat.

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One thought on “Jonathan Lethem, "Planet Big Zero"

  1. Anonymous

    have you ever thought that the narrator created Matthew? What if Matthew is a part of the narrator, and he doesn’t really exist?


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