Saturday, August 1, 2009

Thomas Pynchon and the Midnight Party.

The Harry Potter books. The Twilight series. The Eragon books.

The Thomas Pynchon books?

Pynchon's new novel, Inherent Vice, goes on sale this coming Tuesday, August 4. Not necessarily the kind of occasion, one would think, that would bring eager readers flocking to bookstores at 12:01 AM on the on-sale date. Don't tell that to Frank Reiss, the owner of A Cappella Books in Atlanta -- he indeed is having a midnight party for the release of Inherent Vice. Not that he's expecting mobs of Pynchon fans to descend on his store: "I'm hoping a couple dozen people show up," he says. Who knows, maybe the famously reclusive Pynchon himself will show up -- disguised as J. K. Rowling.

More about Reiss' party can be found here. And if you want to purchase a copy of Inherent Vice at a decent hour, Accent on Books will have it on sale August 4 beginning at 9:30 AM.

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