Read Inherent Vice! That way you get Pynchon and stop gap. I am so crap at reading since I started cycle commuting, I haven't finished Bleeding Edge, It was my one and only attempt to juggle reading it on an iPad at work and a Hardback at work. I failed.
I read Infinite Jest and Gravity's Rainbow and Underworld in the same summer. Would like to read both IJ and GR again. I think I was 22, I like to think I got the sweep of Underworld, perhaps not the other two. I dip into IJ now and then, it lends itself to that. I have also photocopied passages to give to people, like that passage where Jim's farther talks about Brando,
I liked Broom of the system a lot more than I expected to.