Gun, with Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem audiobook

Gun, with Occasional Music

By Jonathan Lethem
Read by Nick Sullivan

Blackstone Publishing
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Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems—not the least of which are the rabbit in his waiting room and the trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is an ominous place where evolved animals function as members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage.  In this brave new world, Metcalf has been shadowing the wife of an affluent doctor, perhaps falling a little in love with her at the same time. But when the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in the crossfire in a futuristic world that is both funny—and not so funny.

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Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick for 10 Best Genre-Bending Books

Finalist for the 1994 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Gumshoe Conrad Metcalf has problems—not the least of which are the rabbit in his waiting room and the trigger-happy kangaroo on his tail. Near-future Oakland is an ominous place where evolved animals function as members of society, the police monitor citizens by their karma levels, and mind-numbing drugs such as Forgettol and Acceptol are all the rage. 

In this brave new world, Metcalf has been shadowing the wife of an affluent doctor, perhaps falling a little in love with her at the same time. But when the doctor turns up dead, our amiable investigator finds himself caught in the crossfire in a futuristic world that is both funny—and not so funny.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This colorful first novel is a fast and lively read, full of humorous visions and outlandish predicaments.”  Publishers Weekly
“Tight plotting create a taut sf thriller that should appeal to both sf and mystery fans.” Library Journal
“Amid its smartly delivered first-person narration and crackling dialogue, even a tough-talking kangaroo that intermittently tangles with Metcalf seems plausible. An outstanding debut for a welcome new voice in both sf and mysteries.” Booklist
“Marries Chandler’s style and Philip K. Dick’s vision…An audaciously assured first novel.” Newsweek
“Marvelous…Stylish, intelligent, darkly humorous and highly readable entertainment.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Author Bio: Jonathan Lethem

Author Bio: Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem is the author of a number of critically acclaimed novels, including The Fortress of Solitude and the National Book Critics Circle Award winner Motherless Brooklyn. Lethem’s stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and the New York Times, among others. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 8.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English