The Ancients stayed close to Nature, thought with her, and without extraordinary contrivances, they played with matter.
--R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Doug and 98 of his 99 brothers congregate at the family manse in order to discuss the whereabouts of the old man's urn. Sibling rivalries flare up, old and current addictions wreak havoc, and at the novel's climax the narrator takes a leak on William Hazlitt in the family library. Just like Antrim's The Verificationist, The Hundred Brothers is absurd, pointless, and full of much gorgeous writing.