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Instead he has published the kind of books Rushdie and others were expecting to appear when Vineland did: Mason & Dixon (1997), a vast, semi-parodic historical novel about the surveyors of 18th-century America, and Against the Day (2006), an even vaster fiction about early 20th-century balloonists, anarchists and other characters so numerous and eclectic as to be almost beyond summary.
I've written before about this genre of prose books inspired by comic books, but all the other published titles I've read are simple, semi-parodic, mass-market entertainment (not that there's anything wrong with that).
“One bite from him, and it’s all over,” he began in his exuberantly emphatic semi-parodic Aussie vowels, and then let the creature sink its fangs in.
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