The New York Times reviewer didn't particularly care for Pynchon's latest.
November 20, 2006
Books of The Times
A Pynchonesque Turn by Pynchon
By MICHIKO KAKUTANI
Thomas Pynchon’s new novel, “Against the Day,” reads like the sort of imitation of a Thomas Pynchon novel that a dogged but ungainly fan of this author’s might have written on quaaludes. It is a humongous, bloated jigsaw puzzle of a story, pretentious without being provocative, elliptical without being illuminating, complicated without being rewardingly complex.
And it doesn't get any better after that...
I guess I'll cross that one off my AMAZON Christmas wish list.