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Motherless Brooklyn


Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. the Human Freakshow, is a victim of Tourette's syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

sheer magic

by blossomcat on Mar 31, 2007

This is one of my all-time favorite New York novels. It's hilarious and tragic, and captures perfectly the scruffy Brooklyn milieu in which it's set. The story is quite strange -- there's a mystery involving the mafia, an Eastern-mystic guru, a doorman, and a car service, all told by a detective (?) with Tourette's Syndrome, still traumatized by his childhood in an orphanage. The literary energy just whirls you along.

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