Against the Day

image“The world came to an end in 1914.”
Opportune that I finished this massive Priestian-Proustian-steampunk ‘cone zero’ of a novel on this day, 4 August 2014, exactly one hundred years since the Great War began or the world ended?
‘Against the Day’ by Thomas Pynchon is a major visionary work, spreadeagling with dirigibles and other SF craft through Time and Light Pollution, Europe and America upon the cusp of 1914, inter-fraternal, multi-picaresque, proto-concupiscent, with Dali’s Hidden Faces, the interconnective gestalt to end all gestalts, in real-time and deja-vu time and bilocationary time….

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