Against the Day

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Spanning the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, this novel moves from the labor troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York, to London and Gottingen, Venice and Vienna, the Balkans, Central
Ha scritto il 22/03/10
"It was too long!" I used to wail - but it's better than Pynchon's latest. He's trying to be Hunter S. Thompson, but his characters are so unbelievable in Inherent Vice. Against the Day's Yashmeen changes from scene to scene. Pynchon needs to study ...Continua
Ha scritto il 27/05/08
So so.
I'm a big fan of Pynchon, but this one was just a struggle to get through. Think it took me about 6 months. Maybe there was just too much happening: too many plot threads going on. Preferred Mason and Dixon to this one.

Ha scritto il Dec 05, 2009, 03:27
"Dunque" era passato a illustrare il professore, "se accettiamo l'idea che le mappe inizino come sogni, attraversino una vita finita nel mondo, e ricomincino ancora di nuovo come sogni, potremmo dire che questi paramorfoscopi di spato d'Islanda, i ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Apr 21, 2009, 11:48
He was doing the one things authority cannot abide, will never allow to pass, he was refusing to do as he was told.
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Ha scritto il Apr 21, 2009, 11:47
Yes, well, it's redemption, isn't it, you expect chaos, you get order instead. Unmet expectations. Miracles.
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Ha scritto il Apr 21, 2009, 11:45
Watches and clocks are fine [...] but they are a sort of acknowledgment of failure, they're there to glorify and celebrate one particular sort of time.
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Ha scritto il Apr 21, 2009, 11:43
Cuidado Cabròn! Salsa Explosiva La Original.
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