Day 4

Posted on May 4, 2007 by Chris Lumens in Gravity's Rainbow.

I’m now up to page 122. Yesterday’s reading was really tough - I can only remember two major things from it, and everything in between those two has already left my memory. Today’s reading was much easier, though the material itself was pretty disturbing. We’ve had some more plot points show up along with a couple more big characters. The organization of the book is interesting. Pynchon seems to keep adding on more and more seemingly unrelated stories with their own main characters, but these do eventually start to tie together in some way. It’s a bit difficult to keep it all together in my head. I feel like I should be taking notes or making a big chart of characters.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t enjoying this book. Some parts of it are quite interesting and funny (like the disgusting English candy part). It’s just a lot of work to follow along with the story to get to those good parts. I also know I am missing all sorts of information, but I can’t imagine re-reading this any time soon.

Again, I’ll have something non-GR to talk about tomorrow.