Right on…

“Sorrentino never got the big ticket acknowledgement for his accomplishments that he deserved. His fiction has too many layers for an age that thinks Philip Roth is serious writing.”

As scribbled by Ron Silliman: http://ronsilliman.blogspot.com/2006/05/when-i-began-project-of-this-weblog.html.

I’ve hardly read any Sorrentino, and even less Philip Roth, but I’d say I agree for the full 100%. Roth’ The Plot Against America I found okay — the novel does the job it wants to do — but I think it’s also flawed. Sorrentino’s Splendide-Hotel is pure perfection in words.

(Of course, without argumentation, these opinions don’t amount to much…)

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