Bravo, Bubba!Is J R on the docket soon?I still need to read his third and fourth novels.
Carpenter's Gothic is a wonderful book. Gaddis forced major constraints on himself in writing this, as everything had to take place in the house. I pre-ordered Dalkey's new edition of JR when I ordered The Recognitions, and they are supposed to ship sometime in February, so yes, I will be reading it as soon as Mr. Postman brings it to me. Although I will be doing so with some trepidation after reading what you said about it in the thread of the Famous Voluminous Novels group.My wife made me laugh yesterday. As I turned the last page of The Recognitions, and closed the book, she asked, "You aren't actually intending on reading that again, are you?" "Oh, yeah," I replied, laughing maniacally. "Oh, yeah!"
He's a maniac, maniac to the core! And he's reading like he's never read before!~ a discarded outtake from the "Flashdance" sessions, by Michael Sembello.