Monday, November 20, 2006

How do you really feel, Michiko?

Here is the first paragraph from Michiko Kakutani's review of Against the Day:

Thomas Pynchon’s new novel, “Against the Day,” reads like the sort of
imitation of a Thomas Pynchon novel that a dogged but ungainly fan of this
author’s might have written on quaaludes. It is a humongous, bloated jigsaw
puzzle of a story, pretentious without being provocative, elliptical without
being illuminating, complicated without being rewardingly complex.

And no, she does not lighten up. "A Pynchonesque Turn by Pynchon."


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