Last half of “Bleeding Edge” by Thomas Pynchon 01/06/2023 – Done – enjoyable.
Started “White Noise” by Don DeLillo 01/06/2023 – WIP – no affinity with characters so far.
Checked out “American Midnight” by Adam Hochschild from the library, 01/02/2023 – not sure I’ll finish it, too depressing. About the years 1917-1920 and the American right-wing vigilantes. I’m currently correcting Press Democrat newspapers on CNDC from 1919 and reading the accounts in the press which are very sanitized but with a huge anti-RED bias against I.W.W. and union radicals. It is easy enough to read between the lines, the American Legion seems to be one of the more hostile groups.
Started “Slow Learner” by Thomas Pynchon. Found a Reade Moore book marker in it along with a dedication from 1984. Reading the introduction, interesting to see what he considers influences in 1982, mentions Herbert Gold.