Day: May 28, 2012

I think I have this.

eatmebookiebloggie! – Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Who is Lionel (line-all) Essrog? Here’s his life story, up to some point: My life story to this point: The teacher looked at me like I was crazy. The social services worker looked at me like I was crazy. The boy looked at me like I was crazy and then hit me. The girl looked at me like I was crazy. The woman looked at me like I was crazy. The black homicide detective looked at me like I was crazy. Why did six people look at him like he was crazy? Well, he is sort of crazy, if one considers a neuropsychiatric disorder as a characteristic of a crazy person. Tourette’s syndrome, yes, that’s it. To prevent you from steering towards Wikipedia, let me just briefly describe what Tourette’s is: it is a disorder wherein a person suffers from involuntary verbal or motor, or both, tics. So let’s say a person, in this case Lionel Essrog, our protagonist, talks to you, he will not be able to control himself from tapping your shoulder. In fact, he might tap your …