>I was saddened this morning to learn of the death of William Gaddis, one
>of my literary heroes. IMO, Gaddis's _JR_ is the finest -- certainly
>funniest -- novel about American business ever written.
Me too; his obit was the first thing I read in the paper this morning (like I really needed to read another article on the two I-words). JR is a great damn book. And a Frolic of His Own is a fine & funny novel about American law, too.