hopefully review to come. not hopeful to come soon. other than kid's books i've read to my daughter, this is only the second time i've finished a book...morehopefully review to come. not hopeful to come soon. other than kid's books i've read to my daughter, this is only the second time i've finished a book & immediately started reading it again from the beginning. the first was Tenth of December & was mainly b/c i was staying w/ my best friend temporarily, it had just come out, he'd just gotten it, i was broke, the library had an outrageous waitlist, it was amazing & george saunders fucking rules. this will be the first time i am doing this w/ a book i already own, an unbelievably huge (actual--not wishlist) & ever-metastasizing to-read pile & just b/c. thomas pynchon is for me part of a select group including the coen brothers, pavement & many others, that i am incapable of experiencing objectively. so, from an admittedly absolute & impossible non-objective viewpoint, do not believe the haters, the mehs, people w/ a built-in auto-response of disappointment to anything new by a writer sacred to them, people (similar but not the same as previous) incapable of considering a book on its own merit, people (also similar but different) incapable of considering a book within any context other than the writer's previous works, or probably me, either, for that matter. i will say this with absolute impossible non-objectivity: i loved Inherent Vice, but Bleeding Edge, while sharing many qualities (& how could it not--it's pynchon), is an altogether different beast & way better, more complex &, frankly, way more old school pynchonesque than anything review-wise i've come across. as captain beefheart used to say, "back to front." more to come . . .(less)
an excerpt from 'The Geographical History of America or the Relation of Human Nature to the Human Mind' by Gertrude Stein, pg. 79, the third Chapter I...morean excerpt from 'The Geographical History of America or the Relation of Human Nature to the Human Mind' by Gertrude Stein, pg. 79, the third Chapter I, not counting the two Chapter one's and the first, untitled chapter that concludes with End of Chapter one.
Some dogs eyes in the night give out a ruby red light and some dog’s eyes at night are green.
Has this anything to do with the human mind? It might.
It can have nothing to do with human nature that can easily be seen. Seen is here used in the sense of known.
All these things have something to do with excitement and has excitement anything to do with the human mind.
Any dog can get excited he can know that he can get excited and he can know that he intends to get excited and he can gradually get forced to get excited although he does not care about it. Human nature is like that and the human mind. Here we commence to come to one of the complete problems concerning the human mind. I must ask every one with or without tears in my eyes has excitement anything to do with the human mind.
Has it to do with geography.
It has undoubtedly to do with politics and propaganda and government and being here and there and society has it anything to do with writing. Has it in short has it now there are no tears in my eyes has it to do with the human mind.