Sorry, Tom. I just give up. I will not finish Against the Day. Maybe not ever.
It’s beaten me. It’s too big , too many plots and characters, and in Pynchon, that goes with the territory. Too many notes, and I’m bored.
So I’m moving on to Chabon’s non-fiction—today, Maps and Legends. Then on to fiction—Hakurami’s 1Q84 and, at last, DFW’s The Pale King. It’s time to dance with that devil.