History Literature / MotherlessBrooklyn

4th May '14 8:30:53 AM LongLiveHumour
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* {{New York City}}: Um... yeah.

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* {{New York City}}: UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity: Um... yeah.
4th Apr '14 6:09:37 AM erforce
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* {{Shout Out}}: Oh my god, so many shout outs.
***Lionel listens to {{Prince}}'s "How Come U Don't Call Me Any More" after Minna's death.
***Minna compares Tony to {{Scar Face}}
***Gilbert's coat makes him look like the Michelin Man or The Red Queen from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
***There's also {{James Bond}}, {{Superman}} Tourette's compared to being {{The Invisible Man}} and all this in the first 100 pages.

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* {{Shout Out}}: Oh my god, so many shout outs.Out}}:
** Lionel listens to Music/{{Prince}}'s "How Come U Don't Call Me Any More" after Minna's death.

***Lionel listens ** Minna compares Tony to {{Prince}}'s "How Come U Don't Call Me Any More" after Minna's death.Film/{{Scarface|1983}}
** Gilbert's coat makes him look like the Michelin Man or The Red Queen from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.

***Minna compares Tony to {{Scar Face}} \n ***Gilbert's coat makes him look like the Michelin Man or The Red Queen from ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. \n ***There's ** There's also {{James Bond}}, Film/JamesBond, {{Superman}} Tourette's compared to being {{The Invisible Man}} and all this in the first 100 pages.
27th Feb '14 8:17:53 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* {{Jewish Mother}}: "Irving, when are you coming home?"
[[spoiler: the joke actually reveals the answer to the mystery of Frank Minna]]

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* {{Jewish Mother}}: "Irving, when are you coming home?"
[[spoiler: the
home?"[[spoiler: The joke actually reveals the answer to the mystery of Frank Minna]]
27th Feb '14 8:17:15 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* {{The Woobie}}: The orphan with tourette's whose {{parental substitute}} is killed when Lionel is supposed to be watching out for him. He spends the rest of the book trying to solve the murder, only to be undermined constantly by people he has viewed as family and then find out that his relationship with said parental substitute is not entirely what he thought.
1st Mar '13 2:06:05 AM Xtifr
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It's a sweet, exciting, kind of sad story that won the 1999 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 200 Gold Dagger award for Crime fiction. A film adaptation (set in the 1950s) is planned to be released in 2013, directed, adapted and starring Edward Norton.

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It's a sweet, exciting, kind of sad story that won the 1999 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 200 2000 Gold Dagger award for Crime fiction. A film adaptation (set in the 1950s) is planned to be released in 2013, directed, adapted and starring Edward Norton.
21st Jan '13 9:53:02 PM Sheora
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!! This book contains examples of:

* {{A Father to His Men}}: Frank Minna to Lionel, arguably the rest of the Minna Men, at least at the start of their relationship.

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!! This book contains novel provides examples of:

* {{A Father to His Men}}: Frank Minna to Lionel, arguably the rest of the Minna Men, at least at the start of their relationship.



* {{Genre Savvy}}: Everyone arguably. They all act as if they are part of a detective novel which... they are.

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* {{Genre Savvy}}: Everyone arguably.Everyone. They all act as if they are part of a detective novel which... they are.



* {{Sibling Triangle}}: Between [[spoiler: Frank, Julia and Girard Menna]]; also arguably between [[spoiler:the various Minna Men and Julia, except the Minna are emotional brothers rather than biological.]]

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* {{Sibling Triangle}}: Between [[spoiler: Frank, Julia and Girard Menna]]; also arguably between [[spoiler:the various Minna Men and Julia, except the Minna are emotional brothers rather than biological.]]
1st Oct '12 10:13:03 PM Xtifr
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!!! This book contains examples of:

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!!! !! This book contains examples of:
1st Oct '12 12:36:54 AM Xtifr
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Motherless Brooklyn is a postmodern novel by Jonathan Lethem which tells the tale of Lionel Essrog, low level gangster/detective extraordinary, afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome. Essrog works for Brooklyn Gangster Frank Minna, as one of his Minna Men, along with three boys he grew up with in a Brooklyn orphanage. When Frank is killed, Lionel takes it upon himself to solve the crime. Taking his ques from hard boiled detective films, Lionel finds himself making enemies of elderly mobsters and a zen Buddhist center. The mystery deepens when Lionel becomes involved with Minna's ex wife as well as Buddist practitioner Kim, and learns more about his old boss and father figure than he ever thought possible.

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Motherless Brooklyn ''Motherless Brooklyn'' is a postmodern novel by Jonathan Lethem Creator/JonathanLethem which tells the tale of Lionel Essrog, low level gangster/detective extraordinary, afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome. Essrog works for Brooklyn Gangster Frank Minna, as one of his Minna Men, along with three boys he grew up with in a Brooklyn orphanage. When Frank is killed, Lionel takes it upon himself to solve the crime. Taking his ques from hard boiled detective films, Lionel finds himself making enemies of elderly mobsters and a zen Buddhist center. The mystery deepens when Lionel becomes involved with Minna's ex wife as well as Buddist practitioner Kim, and learns more about his old boss and father figure than he ever thought possible.
4th Jul '12 8:35:31 AM Dante668
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***Gilbert's coat makes him look like the Michelin Man or The Red Queen from {{Alice in Wonderland}}.

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***Gilbert's coat makes him look like the Michelin Man or The Red Queen from {{Alice in Wonderland}}.''Literature/AliceInWonderland''.
2nd Jul '12 6:00:44 PM Dante668
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