Re: Omensetter's Luck by William H. Gass
Posted by Sterling on 7/11/2011, 20:28:25, in reply to "Re: Omensetter's Luck by William H. Gass"
I have about 100 pages to go. I should have it finished in the next day or two. (Getting home from work at 7:30 is not conducive to much evening reading.) I'm enjoying it, but I find much of it very difficult. Not totally impenetrable, like Faulkner, but thorny and demanding. I would like to read The Tunnel, but I think I'll wait a little. Maybe until after the holidays. |
I also am considering re-reading The Recognitions, or maybe trying JR.
: I am about to start reading it, I hope I'll finish in a
: couple of weeks.
: --Previous Message--
: I finished our November book last night. How are the
: rest of you coming?
: Omensetter's Luck is a stunning novel that reminds
: me a lot in its language and characters of The
: Recognitions by William Gaddis (in addition to having
: similar names the two authors were apparently
: friends), and, in the way it uncages the human tiger,
: to Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy.
: I have copies of all of Gass's other fiction. Are we
: serious about following this up with The Tunnel ? It
: is 650 pages and looks to be even harder. I'll read it
: eventually, but I won't rush into it unless others are
: planning to read it this month.
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