History Creator / JonathanLethem

31st Aug '17 8:21:44 PM PaulA
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* ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown'' (2007 reboot)
24th Mar '17 1:19:03 AM PaulA
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* HardboiledDetective: Conrad Metcalf, the protagonist of ''Gun, With Occasional Music'' is a hard-boiled detective in a world that doesn't really have a use for them anymore.
11th Mar '17 1:37:20 PM Xtifr
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!! Works with a page on this wiki:
* ''Literature/GunWithOccasionalMusic'' (1994)
* ''Literature/MotherlessBrooklyn'' (1999)

!! Selected other works:
* ''Amnesia Moon'' (1995)
* ''As She Climbed Across the Table'' (1997)
* ''Girl in Landscape'' (1998)
* ''The Fortress of Solitude'' (2003)
* ''Chronic City'' (2009)
* ''A Gambler's Anatomy'' (2016)



!! Tropes in his works:

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!! Tropes in his other works:



* CreepyChild: ''Gun, with Occasional Music'', features "babyheads", toddlers who have been genetically modified to possess adult-level intelligence. Unfortunately, they also have adult-level cynicism and bad habits.



* GovernmentDrugEnforcement: ''Gun, with Occasional Music'', a futuristic FilmNoir-style story, tells us about a world where the population takes a variety of state-supplied drugs like Forgetol, Acceptol and Regretol (collectively called "Make") to get them through the day.



* UpliftedAnimal: ''Gun, with Occasional Music'' features several. Most notably, the uplifted kangaroo, Joey Castle.
15th Apr '16 7:17:56 PM set-a-rabbit
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Jonathan Lethem is an American author and essayist known for his eccentric, GenreBusting works. He burst onto the scene with his UsefulNotes/{{Nebula|Award}}-nominated first novel, ''Gun, with Occasional Music'', which deconstructed the HardboiledDetective in a surreal futuristic setting. He broke out into mainstream recognition with the novel ''Literature/MotherlessBrooklyn'', about a gangster with Tourette's Syndrome. He has written a wide variety of other works, ranging from a series of interviews with Music/BobDylan to a study of the Music/TalkingHeads album ''Music/FearOfMusic'' to a reboot of the Creator/{{Marvel Comic|s}}, ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown''.

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Jonathan Lethem is an American author and essayist known for his eccentric, GenreBusting works. He burst onto the scene with his UsefulNotes/{{Nebula|Award}}-nominated first novel, ''Gun, with Occasional Music'', ''Literature/GunWithOccasionalMusic'', which deconstructed the HardboiledDetective in a surreal futuristic setting. He broke out into mainstream recognition with the novel ''Literature/MotherlessBrooklyn'', about a gangster with Tourette's Syndrome. He has written a wide variety of other works, ranging from a series of interviews with Music/BobDylan to a study of the Music/TalkingHeads album ''Music/FearOfMusic'' to a reboot of the Creator/{{Marvel Comic|s}}, ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown''.
15th Apr '16 6:30:29 PM set-a-rabbit
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28th Jan '16 3:53:51 PM nombretomado
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Jonathan Lethem is an American author and essayist known for his eccentric, GenreBusting works. He burst onto the scene with his {{Nebula|Award}}-nominated first novel, ''Gun, with Occasional Music'', which deconstructed the HardboiledDetective in a surreal futuristic setting. He broke out into mainstream recognition with the novel ''Literature/MotherlessBrooklyn'', about a gangster with Tourette's Syndrome. He has written a wide variety of other works, ranging from a series of interviews with Music/BobDylan to a study of the Music/TalkingHeads album ''Music/FearOfMusic'' to a reboot of the Creator/{{Marvel Comic|s}}, ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown''.

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Jonathan Lethem is an American author and essayist known for his eccentric, GenreBusting works. He burst onto the scene with his {{Nebula|Award}}-nominated UsefulNotes/{{Nebula|Award}}-nominated first novel, ''Gun, with Occasional Music'', which deconstructed the HardboiledDetective in a surreal futuristic setting. He broke out into mainstream recognition with the novel ''Literature/MotherlessBrooklyn'', about a gangster with Tourette's Syndrome. He has written a wide variety of other works, ranging from a series of interviews with Music/BobDylan to a study of the Music/TalkingHeads album ''Music/FearOfMusic'' to a reboot of the Creator/{{Marvel Comic|s}}, ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown''.
13th Jan '16 4:20:04 PM BadSplice
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* SciFiGhetto: Averted, as trying to figure out exactly ''what'' genre Lethem writes in is a game among critics and book-lovers.
13th Jan '16 4:19:35 PM BadSplice
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Jonathan Lethem is an American author and essayist known for his eccentric, genre-bending works. He burst onto the scene with his {{Nebula|Award}}-nominated first novel, ''Gun, with Occasional Music'', which deconstructed the HardboiledDetective in a surreal futuristic setting. He broke out into mainstream recognition with the novel ''Literature/MotherlessBrooklyn'', about a gangster with Tourette's Syndrome. He has written a wide variety of other works, ranging from a series of interviews with Music/BobDylan to a study of the Music/TalkingHeads album ''Music/FearOfMusic'' to a reboot of the Creator/{{Marvel Comic|s}}, ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown''.

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Jonathan Lethem is an American author and essayist known for his eccentric, genre-bending GenreBusting works. He burst onto the scene with his {{Nebula|Award}}-nominated first novel, ''Gun, with Occasional Music'', which deconstructed the HardboiledDetective in a surreal futuristic setting. He broke out into mainstream recognition with the novel ''Literature/MotherlessBrooklyn'', about a gangster with Tourette's Syndrome. He has written a wide variety of other works, ranging from a series of interviews with Music/BobDylan to a study of the Music/TalkingHeads album ''Music/FearOfMusic'' to a reboot of the Creator/{{Marvel Comic|s}}, ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown''.


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* GenreBusting: His books are hodgepodges of various genres, such as sci-fi books, detective novels and autobiographical elements.


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* SciFiGhetto: Averted, as trying to figure out exactly ''what'' genre Lethem writes in is a game among critics and book-lovers.
8th Nov '15 8:42:31 PM nombretomado
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** One major character was the ghostwriter for eccentric playboy physicist Emil Junrow's witty memoir ''I Can't Quite Believe You Said That, Dr. Junrow'', who as described bears no small resemblance to RichardFeynman, eccentric playboy physicist and writer of the witty memoir ''"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"''

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** One major character was the ghostwriter for eccentric playboy physicist Emil Junrow's witty memoir ''I Can't Quite Believe You Said That, Dr. Junrow'', who as described bears no small resemblance to RichardFeynman, UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman, eccentric playboy physicist and writer of the witty memoir ''"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"''
11th Oct '15 2:16:11 PM StFan
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Jonathan Lethem is an American author and essayist known for his eccentric, genre-bending works. He burst onto the scene with his {{Nebula|Award}}-nominated first novel, ''Gun, with Occasional Music'', which deconstructed the HardboiledDetective in a surreal futuristic setting. He broke out into mainstream recognition with the novel ''Literature/MotherlessBrooklyn'', about a gangster with Tourette's Syndrome. He has written a wide variety of other works, ranging from a series of interviews with Music/BobDylan to a study of the Music/TalkingHeads album ''Music/FearOfMusic'' to a reboot of the Creator/{{Marvel Comic|s}}, ''OmegaTheUnknown''.

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Jonathan Lethem is an American author and essayist known for his eccentric, genre-bending works. He burst onto the scene with his {{Nebula|Award}}-nominated first novel, ''Gun, with Occasional Music'', which deconstructed the HardboiledDetective in a surreal futuristic setting. He broke out into mainstream recognition with the novel ''Literature/MotherlessBrooklyn'', about a gangster with Tourette's Syndrome. He has written a wide variety of other works, ranging from a series of interviews with Music/BobDylan to a study of the Music/TalkingHeads album ''Music/FearOfMusic'' to a reboot of the Creator/{{Marvel Comic|s}}, ''OmegaTheUnknown''.
''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown''.
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