I was forced to read this classic in high school. It is mostly horribly tedious, only partially redeeming itself with the long sermon and its great descriptions of hell and brimstone. It does capture a bit of the feeling of son towards father.
Considered by many to be Delany’s literary masterpiece, I didn’t get very far in this weighty tome. The story, as far as I could make out, is about a traveler to the city of Bellona, a place which has suffered a great disaster. A disaster so great, in fact, that space and time no longer work as they do in the outside world. Very literary, in all the bad ways.