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