Kevin, you're handicapped by the constant suspicion that people are poseurs, that they don't tell the truth about what they like and dislike. I don't think that's true on Rara-Avis. At least, I have never noticed it.
Also, from some comments you made, including a derogatory comment about me, you seem to think that this is a writing forum -- it is not, it is a conversation forum. I don't do writing here, and from what I can see, neither do the other participants. They participate in a conversation. It's ephemeral by nature and nobody should be held to "positions".
About Pynchon, it makes sense to talk about each book separately. Mason & Dixon and Inherent Vice have little to do with each other, for example. I think the former is a masterpiece and the latter an uninspired work. I don't have (and I don't have to have) a "position" on Pynchon. I just read him.
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