Saknussemm, Kris -- Enigmatic Pilot

The prologue has a US Army lieutenant being chased by a stampede of ghosts and buffalo across the Dakota badlands in 1869. Promising! Unfortunately the book is about a vile supergenius child in Ohio in 1844. He travels across the country, invents the flying machine, gets laid, and I think meets aliens and/or the Illuminati. It's hard to tell. It's not pleasant reading. The flaws and squalidity of the nation in that era are presented with loving detail, when they're not being ironically multiplied; and if the plot connects up with the prologue, the connection is in some sequel which I will not be reading.

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