Sunday, June 8, 2008

In Process: Gravity's Rainbow (Thomas Pynchon)

Went directly from Ubik - short, muscular, hyperactive - to Gravity's Rainbow. In the same sitting.

It was like going to bed with Colin Farrell and waking up with Marlon Brando.

Just Finished: Ubik (Philip K. Dick)

Hmmmm... I like to think of myself as very open-minded, but I suspect that science fiction - even by a master - is just not my thing.

The book itself is very short, and very energetic - things happen BAM! BAM! BAM! but the genre assumes you have a certain level of familiarity with their "precog" this and "psi" that lingo that I would most certainly not have, had it not been for Minority Report. (Was that based on a Dick book?)

Recommend? Yes, wholeheartedly to a sci-fi lover (which I actually already have) with some reservations to anyone else.