Personal blog of Abhishek Kona

Fortress of solitude

I just finished reading Fortress Of Solitude.

It is growing up story of white kid - Dylan up in a gentrifying neighborhood of Brooklyn. I picked up this book as I liked Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and felt the books similar in themes. The author deals with a lot of social issues in a matter of factly way. This book has references to graffiti, music, comic books. There is a weird part with a ring with superpowers. I think the book would have been much better without it.

Fortress of solitude

Overall it is a decent book, not a modern classic, a little long, a little too American in outlook.

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