Tuesday, October 24, 2006
“League on league of filth, corpses by the uncounted thousands.”
After nine years of silence, Pynchon is back! Mark your calendars, on November 21st his new novel Against the Day hits the shelves. It clocks in at a whopping 1120 pages!! For those keeping score, that means it’s about 300 pages longer than Gravity’s Rainbow.
It boasts a cast of characters which includes anarchists, balloonists, gamblers, corporate tycoons, drug enthusiasts, innocents and decadents, mathematicians, mad scientists, shamans, psychics, and stage magicians, spies, detectives, adventuresses, and hired guns.
Awh, Pynchon. You refuse to disappoint.
In closing, I leave you with two paintings from the ever cool Barnaby Furnas: