You Don't Love Me Yet by Jonathan Lethem Faber and Faber, HK$108 Jonathan Lethem is one of those literary wunder-kinds America relentlessly produces. He writes in a bewildering array of genres, from personal confessional to comic book, from hip culture vulture to literary puzzle. Having wowed the world with Fortress of Solitude, a tender evocation of life in Brooklyn, Lethem lightens his load with You Don't Love Me Yet. It tells the story of Lucinda, bassist in a Los Angeles garage band. Caught between genius songwriter Bedwin and ex-boyfriend Matthew, Lucinda begins working for an artist whose latest concept involves a sticker with the word 'Complaint' and a phone number. It is here that Lucinda meets 'the complainer', a caller who speaks rather as Raymond Chandler used to write. When Lucinda passes some of his comments off as her own lyrics, Bedwin is inspired and the band begin to take-off, which really gives the complainer something to complain about. Lethem's latest lacks the verbal and narrative fireworks of his previous novels, but it manages to be fizzy, funny and charming - an enjoyable pop song of a novel after a couple of concept albums.