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Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon
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Jul 05, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: re-read
Read in December, 2006

A well-researched hallucination, Against The Day ranges baroque between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the first World War. The usual rules of Pynchon critique apply; fortunately they have not yet reached a mass equal to the gravity of his work.

The book is rather long, and dense too. Anyone who finishes it should get a medal—it is nearly as difficult to do as seducing a whale.

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message 1: by ba (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:29AM) (new)

ba I'm still trying to finish Mason Dixon. I've read the first half about 4 or 5 times, but eventually real life intrudes and I put it down.

message 2: by Mike (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:29AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Mike You'll have more time once Karen has the baby.

message 3: by ba (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:29AM) (new)

ba Sweet! Can't wait,

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