My Other Car is a Pynchon Novel

As my close associates (and attentive readers of this blog) know, I heart Thomas Pynchon. I heart him in all his obfuscationist, unravelably dense glory. So I take joy in both the photo and the news to be had below. First, the news – looks like our inimitable author is planning a new book. According to this LA Times Blog post, a 400 page “noir detective story…with lots of psychedelia as background.”

My initial reaction? Woo Hoo! Although I never latched on to Against the Day enough to finish, I still have plans. I read Mason & Dixon as a recent college graduate with nothing to do but drink good beer, watch bad TV and read huge novels.  The advent of parenthood has made it far more difficult for me to read these beasts. The new novel, according to rumor, is to be much shorter and hopefully something I can finish in under a year.

My next reaction? This could be poppycock. The Times’ post gives reason to hope that this is indeed true, but a Pynchon novel a mere two years after his previous one puts us in unfamiliar territory. Let’s keep our fingers crossed people.

And, to keep the blog visually interesting, I embed the photo that the Times’ author dug up from flickr user bjohnson. That pretty much says it all:


One Response to “My Other Car is a Pynchon Novel”

  1. Walter Says:

    If only our vehicles could run on the pleonastic verbosity of Mr. Pynchon’s tomes…

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