Thomas Pynchon

We've all no doubt at some point in our reading lives found ourselves at the point where we realise that the book we're reading is not up to scratch.

Maybe there's a part of you that knows within a paragraph (or, worse, a sentence); perhaps it takes 50 pages, or a 100, before you start to ask yourself the question: is this a book that I should abandon?

He is suspicious of e-books, does not like to have his picture taken, and is often rumored to be on the short-list of American novelists who might win the Nobel prize for literature.

The secretive novelist Thomas Pynchon is back. He will publish a new book, titled “The Bleeding Edge,” his long-time publisher, Penguin Press, said on Friday. No publication date has been set.

Is the title of an article from Richard Curtis’ Publishing in the 21st Century.  Here’s an excerpt from an interesting post: After stubbornly resisting conversion of their work into e-books, J. K. Rowling, Ray Bradbury, Judy Blume and, most recently, Thomas Pynchon, finally succumbed.  What persuaded them? Cynics will say they sold out, surrendering to [...]

From The New York Times: Thomas Pynchon was one of the last great holdouts: the rare writer who had refused to allow his work to be sold in e-book format. Now he’s changed his mind. Mr. Pynchon, the author of “The Crying of Lot 49,” “Gravity’s Rainbow” and “V.,” has struck a deal with the Penguin [...]

In college I had a class called Absurdist Literature and we read Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49. The day we discussed it, one of my classmates related the story of how he was reading it while a passenger in a car, and that he became so frustrated with the book he threw it out window. I wonder, now that Pynchon has allowed his work to cross the digital divide, whether having it as an ebook would decrease the likelihood of this type of thing happening

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