Our Ecstatic Days' is that rarest of creatures: a great
novel. The first great American novel of the 21st
century. Steve Erickson has discovered the secret of
creating a novel that is not a book but an organism.
Proust did it. Joyce almost did it. Faulkner sometimes
did it. Marquez did it. Yes, that's the company Steve's
keeping in Our Ecstatic Days.'