“This is the first time I’ve written you about anything other than something I’ve written or recorded myself. But it is a rare occasion, given the quality of this work. My dear friend Richard Maddox has written what may well be the most important novel of the postmodern era. I don’t say that lightly, and I am not alone in this opinion. Both literary experts and a general readership (which includes me) have acclaimed this book as nothing short of extraordinary. When I say that it is a great book, I mean that it deserves to be on a short list of the most important works of fiction in the English language. I hope you’ll read it yourself, for the enjoyment, enrichment and enlightenment it can provide.
“One of my favorite aspects of this massive piece of fiction, is that it includes a complete aesthetic philosophy, or theory of beauty. A serious discussion of aesthetics is not only highly unusual in our day and age, but also more needed than it’s ever been. Richard beautifully elucidates his aesthetics, and also makes his work itself an iteration of a deep understanding of beauty itself.
“This novel is rather long, and has thus been broken up into nine volumes. But make no mistake, this is one book.”