The follow-up novel to Lethem's wildly successful Fortress of Solitude, YDLMY (what's with all the long titles this month?) tells the tale of a help-line operator who falls in love with a caller -- "the complainer" -- but still has time to play bass in a rock 'n' roll band along with a lead singer who works at the zoo, and a drummer who works in a "masturbation boutique." All proceeds swimmingly until "the complainer" joins the band... at which point things take a screwball turn. This strikes us as being a bit more light-hearted than Lethem's usual fare, but this could very well be a good thing, as we could all use a nice romp now and then, and Lethem may very well deliver us one here, as this sounds promising and he certainly is capable of pulling it off. We'll let you know if he succeeded once we've managed to read it (although you probably don't need us to help you make your mind up).