Monday, December 07, 2009

Gravity's Rainbow Read-Along: Week 11 (p 701-776)


WE DID IT!!!!!

Thanks to everyone who read along with the #gravrain people--I never would have made it through this book without a team of people spurring me forward (and I don't use the word "never" hyperbolically here).

So (tear) our last Gravity's Rainbow chat... thoughts/feelings?

14 comments:

maine character said...
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maine character said...

I'm new here and still catching up, but if you’ve been reading Pynchon, and Chabon’s your boyfriend, and if you haven't seen it already, you might be interested in this video, in which Chabon talks with Oakley Hall, the author of one of Pynchon’s favorite novels.

Also, Pynchon dedicated Gravity’s Rainbow to Richard Farina, and you can find a nice tribute to Farina and their days at Cornell in the introduction Pynchon wrote to Farina’s novel.

moonrat said...

maine--awesome gumshoe work! thanks for the links :)

CKHB said...

What book is up next?!? (Anyone wanna help me get motivated to read Anna Karenina?)

Voidwalker said...

I would also like to join in on the next read-a-long-a-thon :o)

Sandra Gail Lambert said...

Congrats to all of you from "The Quitter."

Kate said...

As a proud quitter myself, I'd really like to know if those of you who finished Gravity's Rainbow are glad you did. Was it worth it? Would you recommend it to people? What sort of people?

Lydia Sharp said...

Congrats, everyone!

moonrat said...

im totally glad i got to the end. ultimate net = worth the struggle. i can't claim i got a plot arc or a linear concept of narrative, but thanks to my many smart reading buddies i no longer think that's a problem (or that it was any part of pynchon's intent). it was a concept book, about war, sex, and capitalism, and i think i got his points. with all the postmodern/decontructionism, i don't think i was meant to get anymore.

and now i can say i've done it.

brandinisays said...
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Sandra Gail Lambert said...

Dear Moonrat,
I was perusing your "Fill in the Gap" list. Either White Teeth or March might be a good next choice. And my dear, get over there and put that line through "Gravity's Rainbow."

moonrat said...

sandra--ha! thanks for the reminder!!

and i'd love to do either of those books!! i guess i'll have to make a poll :)

sanjeet said...

awesome gumshoe work! thanks for the links

Work from home India

Jane Steen said...

I come late to this party... Glad? yes, I rarely regret reading a book. I would recommend it to any writer who wanted to spark some new lines of thought. It had stuff in there.

I will definitely do the next read, whatever it is.