- Christopher Sorrentino
- Ian Rankin (!)
- Carlin Romano
- Donna Liquori insists that girls don’t like Pynchon. (Huh? I’m sure that Pynchon tattoo-donning Carolyn would disagree.)
- Steven Moore
- Malcolm Jones on the first 400 pages, which is more than I’ve read. (I am indeed a slow reader.)
- Scott McLemee
Oh, Donna is right! Girls don’t like Pynchon. And we’re bad at math, too.
And while we’re at it, that is the whitest whitebread reading list I’ve seen in one time, all-girls squad or no.
Well, anyone to whom “sprawling adventure tales” are “masculine” is gonna have to exclude a lot of women from her field of awareness –most female sf novelists, of course, but there’s sprawl and adventure in Toni Morrison, Gayl Jones, and all sorts of groovy authors.
There’s probably a fine essay to be written about avoiding Pynchon for gender-related reasons and then discovering one likes his work. Sad that DL’s ain’t it.
bullshit motherfucker liquori i love pynchon. – a girl