No one writes likes Pynchon on the 'Bleeding Edge'

September 14, 2013 10:07 AM

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No one writes likes Pynchon on the 'Bleeding Edge'

Thomas Pynchon's latest period piece, Bleeding Edge (4 stars out of 4) takes place in Manhattan's "Silicon Alley" in the spring of 2001, during the calm between the dotcom collapse on Wall Street and the terrorist atrocities of 9/11.

Who better to fictionally address that surreal time than the author who, 40 years ago, in his masterpiece Gravity's Rainbow, penned the opening line, "A screaming comes across the sky...."

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