Against the Day
Spanning the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, Against the Day moves from the labour troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York; from London to Venice, to Siberia, to Mexico during the revolution; silent-era Hollywood, and one or two places not strictly speaking on the map at all.
It is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places. Maybe it's not the world, but with a minor adjustment or two it's what the world might be.
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Challenging and RewardingUser Review - arf1272 - Overstock.com
This like any Pynchon book is both challenging and rewarding. The novel really defies description as it encapsulates all diverse aspects of humanity. Not a beach read Read full review
AGAINST THE DAYUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Pynchon (Mason & Dixon ) has once again produced a work of note. His portrait of a sizable number of characters living in the volatile period from 1893 to post-World War I is equally epic and surreal ... Read full review