For novels like Gravity’s Rainbow, or novels within the tradition of novels like Gravity’s Rainbow, where the length or complexity thereof acts to a certain extent as a deterrent, endings are difficult things. 1,694 more words
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“As the internet grows in the next 10, 15 years and virtual reality pornography becomes a reality, we’re going to have to develop some real machinery inside our guts to turn off pure unalloyed pleasure or—I don’t know about you—but I’m going to have to leave the planet.
“The play’s the thing,” Hamlet declares in Act II: Scene II of Hamlet, “Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king” (582-3). With this, Shakespeare’s titular character finally decides to take action after two full acts spent in a perpetual limbo of indecision. 1,003 more words