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2016-01-12 08:16:50 Post No. 7575498
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On Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon - "I have sat and slept though this novel for five days and words would fail me if logorhoea were not so catching." and "It [Rocket] may have been of such heavy symbolic intent that it went under my head"
On The Decay of the Angel - "This is not writing, this is Barbara Cartland - and Barbara Cartland at least has the courage not to commit hara-kiri over it"
On Look at the Harlequins! by Vladimir Nabokov - "This is the novel to end all of Nabokov's novels - or at least one hopes so"
On The Autumn of the Patriarch - "The book is the equivalent of a bad film stunningly photographed."
On Ted Hughes - Every time I open Ted Hughes's latest book, there is something about testicles, bone tissue or vomit. It's like watching General Hospital . . . "
Or "Apcolypse Now, in other words, would have been more entertaining as a silent film"
Or, on Faye Dunaway (whom he likes) in Mommie Dearest - "She is Lady Macbeth who cannot find a missing button, Clylemmenstra who has mislaid her bus past",
On Shelley Duvall in The Shining (he likes the actress and the movie - . . . she looks like Bugs Bunny carved out margarine"
On Octopussy - "Roger Moore has grown old in our service (perhaps the film should have been called the Octogenarian"
On Robert Frost "A man who posed as an American sage while possessing the familial virtures of Caliguila"