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When did this happen? The greatest book ever written, the greatest book that will ever be written, Gravity's Rainbow, is now available as an ebook.

 Google Play: play.google.com/store/books/details?id=GGPm4I3BbxAC
 Kindle: www.amazon.com/Gravitys-Rainbow-ebook/dp/B005CRQ3MA

In fact, it looks like the entire Pynchon catalogue is now available: 

 https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Thomas+Pynchon

It's going to be a busy couple of months.
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I have owned this book for a decade and tried to read it more than once.  Perhaps a built in dictionary will help me get through it this time.
 
I'mma let you finish, but Catch-22 was the greatest book of all time.
 
I'd never heard of this book before now. Sounds good. Will be purchased soon.
 
Making another pass, another attempt, has crossed my mind a couple times recently. Perhaps it is time.
 
On second thought I don't think I'll buy this book again.  It's a very dense read, and I don't think I have the mental focus to get through it.

Plus I recently restarted Ubik and might be on a PKD kick for a while.
 
Oddly, it's not my favorite Pynchon.  I much prefer V.
 
Gosh - I've already read it three times - pretty sure I'll skip the e-book version. As for favorite Pynchon, for me it is a toos up with  _Mason and Dixon_. 
 
+DeWitt Clinton yes indeed. I purchased it on Google Play to read on my N7.  Trying to get a feel for which I prefer more, Kindle or Play Store purchases.

This will be my first use of the Google e-reader :D
 
+Tim Glaser I'm about 50/50 between Kindle and Play these days, and I bought this one on Play because the integration with book search is better. 
 
Awesome! Thanks for the post! I was just looking for this recently and was disappointed that there was no ebook.
 
It was assigned reading in college.  I struggled through it.  If I wasn't required to read large chunks of it each day, I bet I would have had a much better impression.
 
I've tried twice and I haven't been able to make it through.  Pynchon used to, and may still, live two blocks away from me.  Occasionally, you would see him in his large had walking around the neighborhood.  He is notoriously camera shy, and any neighbors who knew who he was, never made a fuss.   I haven't seen him in a couple of years.
 
If you've had trouble getting through Gravity's Rainbow, start with Crying of Lot 49 and Inherent Vice (both fairly easy reads), then maybe back to Vineland or V.

And, yes, you need a dictionary by your side.  A good one.
 
+DeWitt Clinton and +Kevin Brown , your posts each contain a small factual error--the greatest book ever written is actually Dog of the South by Charles Portis....
 
If we are talking about what we think are great books, I'd have to go for The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil.
 
Ooh, keep the "greatest books ever" coming.
 
No built in dictionary in the Google book app
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