Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon (1997)
Read Professor Irwin Corey's acceptance speech for Pynchon's 1974 National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow.
Also, have a look at Douglas Kløvedal Lannark's exhaustive documenting of "love" in Gravity's Rainbow.
"If patterns of ones and zeros were 'like' patterns of human lives and deaths, if everything about an individual could be represented by a long string of lives and deaths? It would have to be up one level at least--an angel, a minor god, something in a UFO. It would take eight human lives and deaths just to form one character in this being's name--its dossier might take up a considerable piece of the history of the world. We are digits in God's computer [...]" (p.90)
From Mason & Dixon:
"[Dixon] feels himself begin to drift somewhere else, off at an angle to the serial curve of his Life" (p.599)
From Gravity's Rainbow:
[Roger Mexico musing:] "'there's a feeling about that cause-and-effect may have been taken as far as it will go [...] The next great breakthrough may come when we have the courage to junk cause-and-effect, entirely, and strike off at some other angle'" (p.89)