Things to do in line while you wait to buy Thomas Pynchon's new novel, Inherent Vice, while Skylight books stays open late:
1. See how many words you can make from the letters in "Pierce Inverarity."
2. Form teams with your fellow liter-crazies and reveal which Pynchon character you most resemble.
3. Share your tattered copy of Zak Smith's Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity's Rainbow.
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4.Tell stories about how better his prose is when you're stoned.
5. Get stoned.
6. Re-read Gravity's Rainbow .
Mon., Aug. 3, 2009