Publish date: September 17th 2013
Publisher: Penguin Press
Pages no: 477
Edition language: English
I can't pretend that I've even begun to understand it yet, Bleeding Edge being the usual Pynchon mixture of unresolved plot, unconnected images and a sense of some deep significance that's always just eluding you, but a fun, deeply paranoid read about the Internet, New York and Cold War hangovers.
Huh. I thought Bleeding Edge was going to be a slick investigative thriller into virtual reality, terrorism and NYC in the days leading up to 9/11. Which it kind of was except for the fact that it just went on forever. So many twists and turns and new connections that by the end I had a headache and...
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Sigh... There is no question Pynchon is a talented writer. There is also no question that while he is writing circles around his reader he loses them along the way and unfortunately I was one of those readers this time out. The main charac...
We didn’t know it at the time, but Dickens’ phrase, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” could be applied to the period of time following the dot-com bust and preceding 9/11. This novel is an exploration of life in New York City about six months prior to 9/11 and then about six mon...
It was ok ☺I won’t say much about the plot- if you’ve read Pynchon before, you’ll know why!While reading this I kept thinking about something [a:Louis Theroux|92848|Louis Theroux|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1273540184p2/92848.jpg] said, which was (I never remember exact quotes) alo...