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At the conclusion of the Summer of Pynchon—nine books in nine weeks—I am disposed to assign Gravity’s Rainbow, most of the last 450 pages of which I took in from a folding chair lap-deep in the American River an hour downstream from Lake Tahoe—pride of place. This is not to disparage the other novels: that would be like slamming Sir Edmund Hillary: “Yeah, he climbed Mount Everest. So how come he never scaled a higher peak, huh?”

Gravity’s Rainbow was, just, the Fucking. Greatest. Novel. I’ve. Ever. Reread. Period. Caps. Italic. Bold. Neon. Et cetera. I vaguely understood that forty years ago; am reinforced in the impression now.

You lot, you need to acquire a copy. You need to gear yourselves down and read it. Reach the end, and I fucking guarantee it that you will regard it as a life-changing experience, if you are the kind of human being who is capable of having his life changed by a novel. I was.

cordially,
New Thanks for this.
I've not read a novel in ages and need to get back into the habit. I'll but this at the top of my list.

Cheers,
Scott.
     Revisiting Thomas Pynchon - (rcareaga) - (12)
         “Mason & Dixon” - (rcareaga) - (3)
             Thou sayest: that is the most pellucid example of run-on-Sentences seen - (Ashton) - (2)
                 and another passage - (rcareaga) - (1)
                     Jeez.. verbatim That should be the preface on every decent Congresscritter's spiel re a re-up in Nov -NT - (Ashton)
         Further to Pynchon: “Against the Day” - (rcareaga)
         From “Gravity’s Rainbow” - (rcareaga) - (4)
             I'd love to see such a place -NT - (drook) - (2)
                 But you can read it. -NT - (rcareaga)
                 no prob watch duck dynasty - (boxley)
             HEH.. cubed: - (Ashton)
         winding up - (rcareaga) - (1)
             Thanks for this. - (Another Scott)

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