Thursday, October 11, 2007

Doris Lessing?

I can't say I'm familiar with her work. I'm sure she's a fine writer. But come ON, people. Thomas Pynchon just wrote a funny, anarchic, strongly humanistic novel. Massive, too. What's it gonna TAKE?

Still, if Lessing's still pretty together at the age of eighty-seven, it gives us hope for more literary output from The Pynch. Ganbare!

6 Comments:

Blogger Marcus pontificated to the effect that...

Well obviously the Nobel people have dumbed down their reading lists and prefer things that don't amuse but rather things that seriously concern the author herself, whatever the fuck that is.
"Against the Day" has to be the most delicious piece of fiction to come along since I don't know when and I have yet to find something to read since last November that can compare except reading it twice. Which I did. Thomas Pynchon is long overdue for a Nobel. If he can top ATD well then, I have lived the good life and can go back to crayons.

6:07 PM  
Blogger GeoX pontificated to the effect that...

Right on!

4:55 PM  
Blogger Marcus pontificated to the effect that...

...a-and furthermore, the cover art for the paperback edition of AtD carries with it a certain galloping pucker factor that clearly propels me back to the day of rushing into the future which I think was Pynchon's point.

12:44 AM  
Blogger GeoX pontificated to the effect that...

Yeah, I like the paperback cover, although I still think it would've made more sense to release the paperback in multiple volumes, both for ease of carrying-around and because the damn thing's gonna be split in half by the time you get through it.

Also, kudos on that that Pynchonian "a-and."

11:53 AM  
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11:54 AM  
Blogger Marcus pontificated to the effect that...

"Railroad crossing, look out for cars, can you spell railroad crossing look out for cars without any 'r's?

5:32 PM  

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