Books: Pilgrim's Regress

GOG by Andrew Sinclair. 486 pages. Macmillan. $6.95.

In the weirdest novel since John Barth's Giles Goat-Boy, British historian and playwright Andrew Sinclair mounts a time machine and takes a wild ride through history.

His hero, Gog, is a giant washed ashore naked on the Scottish coast near Edinburgh just after V-E day. Gog has no memory, and the only clues to his identity are tattoos on the back of his left and right hands reading Gog and Magog—the names of two giant wooden figures in the City of London.* The novel, fable or parable tells the story of Gog's pilgrimage from Edinburgh...

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