Jonathan Lethem’s book: The Fortress Of Solitude

Jonathan Lethem wrote his book, The Fortress Of Solitude, very loosely about his childhood growing up in Brooklyn as a young comic book obsessive. It pulls in themes of race, street art, childhood dynamics, the seeming endlessness of urban street life and lots of music and comic book references. It’s no coincidence that the two main characters are called Dylan and Mingus.