Thursday, January 25, 2007

Against the Day

My good friend Cecil Vortex (birth certificate available upon request) is starting an Against the Day Deathmarch on Tuesday. 50 pages a week, group discussion via the comment boxes, prizes if you finish. I've been on earlier marches for Gravity's Rainbow, At Swim-Two-Birds, and To the Lighthouse; it's a fun, low-key, 'anacademic' way to get through a book you might not finish alone. Particulars here.

John Latta's been whetting my appetite at Isola di Rifiuti for weeks.


Wade said...

Is that a picture of Pynchon? I remember when he published Mason and Dixon (I think it was that one--might have been Vineland), the NY Times printed his high school year book picture with their review. I thought it served him right for being such a recluse. I tought that was the only picture available, but I guess not.

Wade said...

By the way, Cecil Vortex sounds like someone from a Pynchon novel.

rodney k said...


I was surprised to find this picture too--I just remembered that yearbook photo too with the "Likes: Pizza Dislikes: Hypocrites" line.

Hope you'll sign up for the march!
I'm not sayin Cecil is Pynchon or anything, but I think it's safe to reveal that they've never been seen in the same room together at the same time ...