Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon



"Some days it seems like every lowlife in town as Tail' Em and Nail' Em on their grease-stained Rolodex."

Beyond the sexy looking cover and the literary pedigree of its author, this is an intriguing read. Maxine, a small time fraud investigator in pre-911 New York is the focal point of a winding story that includes a secret, underground web "Deep Web",  conspiracies, fraudsters and a continually returning ex-husband.
It is really difficult to describe the, at times, disjointed narrative and yet that did not detract from my enjoyment of the novel. This is a rather pitiful review on my part, possibly due to the fact I've got a headache - sorry readers.
I'd be interested to hear what others made of this.
4 out of 5 noses wouldn't bother with Hitler's aftershave.

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