OH how i wanted to read this book...i love historical fiction.
well, i never made it to even page 20 because it is written in old english,with different letters and words for things...spaces betwenn letters...totally unreadable...for me...sigh i really wanted to read this story
Take this review with a grain of salt--I never finished the book, nowhere near. My opinion is that Pynchon'sonly worthwhile book is "V." His sophomore efforts at 18th century language, his immature humor his showoffy style, his general incomprehensibility makes this book a chore to read which is sad because one imagines that's not at all what he intended. YMMV though. And what do I know?