Hatchet Jobs Bleeding Edge

Published on September 23rd, 2013


Pat Kane VS Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

Stuart Kelly in The Scotsman declared “Thomas Pynchon, America’s greatest novelist, has written the greatest novel about the most significant events in his country’s 21st century history. It is unequivocally a masterpiece.” But Pat Kane in The Independent thought Pynchon’s efforts a little dated:

“It seems beneath Pynchon to be to so painstakingly geeky about the socio-linguistics of this thin, weightless, credit-extended period – its luxury-pad fittings, its designer shoe labels, its bloviating biz-speak. Compared to the techno-fictions of William Gibson – for years, an author happily scuffling around on Pynchon’s giant shoulders – Bleeding Edge‘s digital shenanigans are, to be honest, a little vicar- at-the-disco-ish.”

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