The Wall of the Sky, The Wall of the Eye (1996)

Lethem can write good short stories, if he wants to, like “The Happy Man” and “Five Fucks” show, but most of the time he’s content with creating stories that neither try to make much sense, sometimes even don’t have a plot like “Access Fantasy”.

He likes to write stuff that is intentionally weird and confusing, without giving the reader anything else to chew on. If you like such stuff, by all means you will apreciate this collection, anyone else who wants good stories should read something else.

I read only the Faber & Faber edition, which ommited the story “Vanilla Dunk” and “Forever, Said the Duck”, but had instead “Access Fantasy” and “How We Got in Town and out Again”.