Pynchon's Next


Above, a shot of a V2 rocket in flight, from a photo at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.  They have one of the rockets in the building, it’s about 45 feet tall, with four fins at the bottom.  And of course that had me thinking about Gravity’s Rainbow, and the fact that Thomas Pynchon’s next novel is due out in December.  I think there’s a fair chance that this will be a very good book.

Against the Day - Pynchon

Check this site for a brief blurb on the book – purportedly written by Pynchon himself, and it certainly seems possible.  Here’s the first bit:

Spanning the period between the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, this novel moves from the labor troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York, to London and Gottingen, Venice and Vienna, the Balkans, Central Asia, Siberia at the time of the mysterious Tunguska Event, Mexico during the Revolution, postwar Paris, silent-era Hollywood, and one or two places not strictly speaking on the map at all.

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