“The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic-their retinas are one yard high. They look out of no face but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose.”
–F. Scott Fitzgerald
This is one of my favorite books in the History of Life, in part because it’s the first book where I really grasped style. The Godlike presence of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg watches over the story, his eyes without a face. See? Billy Idol gets it.