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Against the Day - Thomas Pynchon
Against the Day
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594201202 (159420120X)
Publisher: Penguin Press
Pages no: 1085
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Dying-Off Readership: "Against the Day" by Thomas Pynchon
(original review, 2006) Art is a social medium, a material medium, an intellectual medium, an economic medium: it consists of a great deal more than surfaces. Art that consisted only of surfaces - if such a thing were possible - would be of no larger significance than a crossword puzzle. This is tru...
Randolph "Dilda" Carter
Randolph "Dilda" Carter rated it
3.0 Messy
In the end I don't know what I think of this mess. There is one good complete novel and the guts of probably one more good one here. But there are about four more incomplete skeins that aren't very good. The whole thing seems bolted together by the Webb Traverse thread, or maybe the Chums of Chan...
Blogged Out Ma Nut
Blogged Out Ma Nut rated it
Is it ok if I get a lil’ pretentious on your asses?(What am I talking about, this is a Pynchon review, it’s almost compulsory! In fact, the above could be P’s tagline- I’ll call his agent and set up an… oh yeah, I forgot.)Reading this book is a lot like travelling along the Riemann zeta function tha...
Warwick rated it
The early reviews I read of Against the Day were all a little bewildered, and gave me the distinct impression that a lot of reviewers had tried to skim-read this huge novel so they could get their articles written in time. It's not an easy one to write up at all. It's very long, very busy, and you c...
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it
2.0 Against the Day
Just over 800 pages in and I'm calling it read. I am done with Against the Day, done with Pynchon. I really enjoyed the first two thirds of the book, there is never a dull moment, if it's not the plot (yes, there is plenty of plot) it's the characters and references to hundreds of historical and lit...
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