Manu Bora Bora itibaren Kąclowa, Polonya
this one gets points just for being so damn dark. it was a tough read, being intended as installments rather than a novel, but as an aspiring goth i gutted through it. ultimately, i enjoyed myself.
The way Lethem plays with language is brilliant, funny, and touching. The characters and setting are unusual and I found myself liking Lionel Essrog more and more as I read the novel. The mystery element seems to become less and less important in the latter part of the novel. Fortunately for me, by that time I was reading it more for the characters than to learn what happened.