From Library Journal
-?David W. Henderson, Eckerd Coll. Lib., St. Petersburg, Fla.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Never read Pynchon before. A credit to him that a talking dog seems totally reasonable.Published 4 days ago by khamdoon
Once you acclimate yourself to 18th century dialog the book reveals plenty of entertainment. The humor alone is worth the read, but the historical perspective breathes life into... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bruno
Reads like a lucid dream. Full of ridiculous characters and scenes. Nothing quite like it. Pynchon at his best, once you get passed the britishisms, which reveal a wit both erudite... Read morePublished 2 months ago by waldo
There are two ways to read this book: Take your time and savour every phrase and concept, or simply read and let the beautifully written prose just wash over you. Read morePublished 3 months ago by reader
I haven't been able to get started...didn't draw me in though i know the author is highly respected in literary circlesPublished 5 months ago by Mark Pope
There is an interesting story here but reading the book and the author's prose is like trudging through mud.Published 5 months ago by Joseph E. Coury
Probably my favorite of TP's works. Not that hard a read once you get past the pseudo-18th Century use of capitalization (which is really no big deal). Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Fitzpatrick