BLURBS! from Thomas Pynchon

Marge Piercy, Dance the Eagle to Sleep

"Here is somebody with the guts to go into the deepest core of herself, her time, her history, and risk more than anybody else has so far, just out of love for the truth and a need to tell it. It's about time."

Don DeLillo, Mao II

"This novel's a beauty. DeLillo takes us on a breathtaking journey, beyond the official versions of our daily history, behind all easy assumptions about who we're supposed to be, with a vision as bold and a voice as eloquent and morally focused as any in American writing."

Peter Matthiessen, Far Tortuga

"I've enjoyed everything I've ever read by Matthiessen, and this novel is Matthiessen at his best-- a masterfully spun yarn, a little otherworldly, a dreamlike momentum . . . It's full of music and strong haunting visuals, and like everything of his, it's also a deep declaration of love for the planet. I wish him and it all kinds of fortune."

Richard Farina, Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me

"This book comes on like the Hallelujah Chorus done by 200 kazoo players with perfect pitch."

Steve Erickson, Days Between Stations

"Steve Erickson has that rare and luminous gift for reporting back from the nocturnal side of reality, along with an engagingly romantic attitude and the fierce imaginative energy of a born storyteller. It is good news when any of these qualities appear in a writer-- to find them all together in a first novelist is reason to break out the champagne and hors-d'oeuvres."

Jim Dodge, Stone Junction

"Here is American storytelling as tall as it is broadly imagined and deeply felt, exuberant with outlaw humor and honest magic. Reading Stone Junction is like being at a nonstop party in celebration of everything that matters."

Rudolph Wurlitzer, Nog

"Wow, this is some book, I mean it's more than a beautiful and heavy trip, it's also very important in an evolutionary way, showing us directions we could be moving in--hopefully another sign that the Novel of Bullshit is dead and some kind of re-enlightenment is beginning to arrive, to take hold. Rudolph Wurlitzer is really, really good, and I hope he manages to come down again soon, long enough anyhow to guide us on another one like 'Nog'."

Random House, 1969.

James Hillman and Michael Ventura, We've Had A Hundred Years of Psycho Therapy And The World's Getting Worse

"This provocative, dangerous, and high-spirited conversation sounds like one that many of us have been holding with ourselves, more and less silently, as times have grown ever darker. Finally somebody has begun to talk out loud about what must change, and what must be left behind, if we are to navigate the perilous turn of this millenium and survive. For bravely lighting up these first beacons in the night, Ventura and Hillman deserve our thanks as well as our closest attention."

George Saunders, Civilwarland in Bad Decline : Stories and a Novella

"An astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic, and funny."

Random House, 1996.

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