Nolamike wrote:specbebop wrote:The remaining one of the big four (GR, IJ and Ulysses) is Delillo's Underworld.
I haven't ever managed GR. I have a friend who is a Pynchon fanatic and he struggled with Against The Day, didn't rate Inherent Vice, but would recommend all the others especially the entry points - Vineland and Lot 49.
Underworld is pretty fantastic - it does have some of the flaws inherent in ridiculously long novels (I guess these things are like double albums), but is well worth the read.
I also haven't gotten around to reading Gravity's Rainbow. Probably won't happen until my daughter is a bit older - it's hard enough these days working/parenting etc. to find time to read short stories, let alone sprawling, complex novels.
Thanks, guys. I also tried Proust, but only got about halfway through Swann's Way.