novel geometry of sprawl
Thomas Pynchon has out a novel about this topic. Not sure about the name, but in the NYT they had online a picture of a subdivision which so much reminded me of the Chinese megacity which was being shaped like a jungle animal.
And here we now have a novel where the protagonist is living in a geometrical environment. Too close to reality, too near to the old home town.
I thought I'd mention it for the sake of discussion. To me, I think it may appeal to folks interested in science fiction. Sort of like Brave New World did to another generation.
In my college days I took a literature course called UTOPIAS AND DYSTOPIAS IN LITERATURE. I was young and naive then myself and it was like scifi....but afraid not any more. I might have to read the book. I'll look up the other Chinese thread later and link it back.
Here is the image that the NYT published with the review.