Thomas Pynchon's Books Finally Getting The Digital Treatment

Thomas Pynchon coming to eBooks

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Penguin Press has announced that Thomas Pynchon's books will finally be made available in eBook formats. The famously reclusive author has, until now, shunned digital conversions for his seven novels and one story collection. 

In a move that should surprise no one, Pynchon declined comment. However, Ann Godoff, president and editor-in-chief of Penguin, told the New York Times that “there has been a great desire to have all of Tom’s books in digital format now, for many years. He didn’t want to not be part of that.”

She added that “every writer wants to have as many readers as they can possibly get. But I don’t think this will change his public profile, in terms of him being out there in public. In fact, I know it won’t.”

Another author folds. Pretty soon our plot to destroy all physical books and foist eReaders upon the masses shall be complete! 

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life June 13, 2012 - 11:38am

The Crying of Lot 49 was one of the formative books I read when I was in high school. What's funny is I just bought a kindle fire and I'm selling all my paper books and moving all my 'must-have' books onto the kindle. Perfect timing. However, the price at Amazon is 9.99, not 0.99.

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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading June 13, 2012 - 1:48pm

FINALLY. I can't wait to actually carry around Gravity's Rainbow and Against the Day on my travels. Christ, I'm sick of the shitty electronic files floating around.

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imsteph from Los Angeles, CA is reading Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany, Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante June 13, 2012 - 3:34pm

I bought Against the Day in hardcover, like an idiot.  I didn't even think about reading it in the time before it came out in paperback.  Now it sits on my bookshelf, taunting me with its girth.  I don't like the idea of buying the same book in two formats, but I might bite it for this one.