Earlier, there was the for-fanatics-only book that claimed to show, though photographs, what happened on every page of Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow. Now, Kamran Nazeer takes you through his personal experience of reading Against The Day: "I put the book on my bathroom scale. It weighs 1.6kg. I drop it on the bed and other padded surfaces. I hold it above my head for as long as I can, which is 1 minute 12 seconds.But then that’s it: I have to begin reading."