OK. So. Shall we give this a whirl? I'm going to read GR again, starting tonight. It confused he hell out of me the first time around, which I guess is the point.
the only slight disappointment for me is the way that Slothrop fails to really convince as anything - I dunno if he's supposed to be merely a cipher - an axle the events revolve around - or what but I feel that cos he turns up in some of the other books Pynchon maybe thinks that he has created a more interesting character than he actually has...
Is that right? I thought that he was mentioned in passing in at least one of the other novels. Maybe I'm getting mixed up. That certainly happens with Pig Modine... doesn't it?Slothrop's only in GR.
Yeah, Stencil's one of the two main characters and Eigenvalue's a dentist he visits.In fairness (Luka - and Version in fact) I just read through that again and wondered if maybe I was a little bit hard on V, it's a long time since I read it and I remember very little - is that the one with characters called Stencil and Eigenvalue?
Yeah, there are a bunch of characters who overlap: Pig Bodine and his ancestors are in a fair few of them, Weissmann/Blicero and Kurt Mondaugen are in both V. and GR, Mucho Maas is in Lot 49 and Vineland and there are a bunch of others too. Not Slothrop though. He fragments toward the end of GR and doesn't really exist anymore.Is that right? I thought that he was mentioned in passing in at least one of the other novels. Maybe I'm getting mixed up. That certainly happens with Pig Modine... doesn't it?