➕OPEN LIST: WHICH PYNCHON SHOULD I READ NEXT?

I read The Crying of Lot 49 way back in High School. I just finished and loved Inherent Vice. He obviously hasn't written many books. Which one next? Convince me!!!
  1. Vineland
    I'm a California boy at heart @videodrew
  2. Gravity's Rainbow's Cliff Notes
    Suggested by   @videodrew
  3. Bleeding Edge
    Note: haven't read yet but we could do a book club!
    Suggested by   @videodrew
  4. V.
    My friend Sabina recommended it to me as the best book to read by Pynchon as it basically covers all the themes he later explores in other books, plus it's his debut. Always fascinating to see where people start.
    Suggested by   @eatthelove
  5. The one about mailmen.
    Suggested by   @videodrew
  6. V.
    I find V's somewhat easier to get into than Gravity's Rainbow, but still epic, and, though I'm not a Pynchon specialist, I think those two are probably the most important (along with CoL49). Or just jump in to GR, if you're willing to be confused.
    Suggested by   @josh
  7. Or: read Crying of Lot 49 again.
    It's damn good, deserves a post-high-school read.
    Suggested by   @josh