Once again, I'm coming late to the party, but I figure I might as well have
my say on Pynchon. When I was in my early 20s, I bought the first paperback
printing of V. Why? I'd never heard of it or the author, but I saw it in a
spinner rack, and I liked the cover. Simple as that. I read the book and
liked it so much (and not just because it has alligators in the sewers) that
I read it again a year or two later. I haven't read it since, but I retain
many fond memories of it. I also liked GRAVITY'S RAINBOW (or V-2 as the
clever kids call it), but I haven't read another Pynchon book. I expect
I'll read the new one, though.
Most of my reading experiences have been like this. I read books, and I
either like 'em or I don't. You can't go by my literary judgments. I'm
the guy who's still reading Robert B. Parker.
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