Laughter. Jonathan Lethem crafts great sentences, so I laughed out loud when a character in one of his stories (and the title) is called “The King of Sentences.” The stories in a new collection titled, Lucky Alan, are funny and entertaining. Lethem takes the ordinary and removes the mundane in a way that finds the humor in anxiety and quirkiness. I restricted myself to no more than one story per day, and was rewarded by many days of fine reading and satisfying laughter. Readers who like short stories and enjoy reading great sentences are those most likely to enjoy this collection.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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