#6 -- "Funny Papers" by Tom De Haven
Wanted to like this more than I did. It starts off rollicking, set in a late-19th-century New York where anything seems possible. It's an absolute blast. Unfortunately, it eventually gets sidetracked by a love triangle in which none of the characters is particularly sympathetic or interesting. It gets back on track toward the end; it's a very fun book when Pinfold or most of the background characters take center stage. This is the first part of a trilogy, I believe; I read the second part some time back and liked it a lot. I'll probably give that another read pretty soon.