There's a darkness lurking on the edge of Toon Town

Men and Cartoons, by Jonathan Lethem, Faber And Faber, €15.80.

29th January, 2005

Men and Cartoons, by Jonathan Lethem, Faber And Faber, €15.80.

If you're a fan of short stories and are looking for something dark, Men and Cartoons mixes both well.

Jonathan Lethem, who obviously has more than a passing regard for superheroes and comics, is a terrific writer. Still, the stories are so ironic that it is difficult to read more than one in a single sitting. Imagine Spiderman going to the dentist. Now imagine an...

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