The opening novel of this trilogy instantly set off alarms that this writer would be one to admire. Dos Passos has amazing technique, though the disjointed, all-inclusive way he provides insight to the world he writes about often becomes lost in the telling. This is not a fault of the writer, mind you, but rather the fault of the reader (me) for not being able to put all the pieces in place. Regardless, the music of the language and style Dos Passos puts to use and the story itself are amazing. I can’t wait to pick up the next book in line, 1919.