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Thursday, March 17, 2005 

The “you-cant-fire-me-I-quit” approach to childhood

Great piece on Johnathan Lethem's new collection of essays, The Disappointment Artist. I loved Fortress Of Solitude, and clearly with the focus on Philip K. Dick, the Talking Heads, Marvel comics and general obsessive fanboyism, this is a book I can get behind. I can't wait to get my hands on it... after this semester.


Look on this page -- there's a pic of the block where Dylan Ebdus grows up in Fortress....

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