A little over a year ago, I posted a call for interest to see if anybody was interested in doing a group read of Gravity’s Rainbow. There was a fair amount of interest, but life got pretty crazy for me shortly thereafter, and I called off the group read. I’ve been doing my own quiet reading and writing ever since but am suddenly taken once again with the urge to read the book. I’ve started the thing a half a dozen times or so and finally made my way through the whole thing in fits and starts and with varying degrees of comprehension (tending toward “limited”) a few years ago. So for me, this would be a revisit of the book.
I’ve got in mind a nice slow pace of 80 – 90 pages per week spanning about 11 weeks. As noted above, my prior reading was pretty slipshod, and I’m not a very informed reader of the work. I’ll be following along in a reader’s guide as I go, but I’d still be really pleased if someone with real knowledge of the book were to join me in blogging the thing. If you are such a person, or know such a person, please speak up (infinitezombies at gmail if you’re shy). Else you’ll be stuck with me and any other amateurs who sign up to blog along with me. We’ve usually had three to five bloggers total, so if you’d like to play, speak up about that too.
Barring crazy life interference in the mean time, figure on having the first twelve sections of Gravity’s Rainbow under your belt by February 27. I’ll try to post a few things in advance to get us started.