I have disabled comments on the blog. The attempts to post spam are endless, and less than 10% of the comments that make it through the spam filter contain real content. It is a poisoned well.
The Fixer by Bernard Malamud (1966), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1967.
In progress: Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon. At 1000+ pages and over one hundred characters this will be a long-term project.