-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Picked up Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and DeLillo's Underworld at Barnes & Noble this evening.
Read the first page of both and immediately lost interest in them. I suppose I should perservere, however.
They just both really remind me of Lethem's Fortress of Solitude for some reason, which was immensely disappointing to me. If I had to point out what annoyed me about Fortress, I would be unable to do so, so it was probably a bunch of little things woven together that created a shit-quilt.
The previous DeLillo I read, White Noise, had what I felt to be stilted writing, but an interesting and very twisted story. So I'll definitely give Underworld a chance.