Now that I have battled Proust (the first volume at least) I attempt… - delta_november
Apr. 14th, 2007
Now that I have battled Proust (the first volume at least) I attempt another Great Work. I just bought Gravity's Rainbow by Pynchon. I tried to read it many years ago by borrowing it from the library, but a three week period wasn't enough to scratch the surface. Now that I own it I hope to pummel it into submission in as much time as it takes.
My motivation for the purchase was finding a different book on the shelves at Bakka:
Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow, Zak Smith
This book has 760 pages, and each contains an original piece of art depicting the events on the corresponding page of GR. I'm amazed at the concept, but cannot in good conscience buy it without having read the original.
Edit: It's also available online!