Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon. Yes. It took a freakin’ month+ for me to wade through this book. Worth it? Definitely? Pleasant? Not always. At times brilliant, at others completely incomprehensible, Gravity’s Rainbow is, without a doubt, one of the most challenging books I’ve ever read. It’s also perverse, drug addled and funny, which is why I decided to follow through on the full “long hard slog.” A crazy, crazy book.