Additions to Worst Novels Ever
4. Mulligan's Stew by Gilbert Sorrentino. This is a grad school quality parody that got out of control. Sorrentino takes a big brain dump with other people's characters, in the effort to make some sort of point. Mostly, I think it's to demonstrate Sorrentino's wit. It's a little funny, but not my kind of funny. Still, I laughed out loud when one character wondered what would A La Recherche du Temps Perdu would've been like if Proust had smelled a Yankee doodle. See? Not that funny.