Against the Day Weblog

December 22, 2006


Filed under: Excerpts — basileios @ 10:32 am

…arrived just in time, rising before them like a lime sorbet after a steady diet of roasted ducks and assorted goose products.”

page 662




  1. Help! I am lagging you (?) by about 200 pages — should I refrain from reading your Against the Day Weblog? Should I read the posts from my current location in the book?

    (Lemme tell you what gets me, from p. 373 IIRC: “It was the USA, after all, and fear was in the air.”)

    Some notes on the early pages of the book at my blog, I haven’t really been taking notes since I started to figure out the story because I am irresponsible that way.

    You are, BTW, currently Google’s #1 hit for “chums of chance” — only recently that honor was Edward Champion‘s.

    Comment by The Modesto Kid — December 23, 2006 @ 12:48 pm | Reply

  2. well… thats a question… I am not really sure what to answer on how to read this blog. It is really my notes on reading Against the Day, and I do not want to appear as a literary critic of any sort. I enjoy Pynchon, I enjoy Against the Day and these are notes that could be miles away from the truth or whatever Pynchon had in mind while writing the book. Try reading the notes of the pages as you get to them, and please, feel free to argue with me and my opinions as much as you like.

    Thanks for letting me know about the chums of chance and Google… Amazing really…

    Comment by basileios — December 23, 2006 @ 1:43 pm | Reply

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