I like the write-up a lot. I have to say that for the first time ever, I'm now seriously considering reading something of Pynchon's.
(I was scared off by the size and intellectual weight attributed to Gravity's Rainbow when I first heard of it, about 10 years ago...)
There are a couple of typos in the text, but I don't know if you're interested in such comments so I won't tell if you don't ask ;)
Thanks for posting it Levi, and to Lauren for writing it.