This page-by-page annotation is organized by sections, as delineated by the seven squares (sprockets) which separate each section. The page numbers for this page-by-page annotation are for the original Viking edition (760 pages). Editions by other publishers vary in pagination the newer Penguin editions are 776 pages; the Bantam edition is 886 pages.
Contributors: Please use a 760-page edition (either the original Viking edition with the orange cover or the Penguin USA edition with the blue cover and rocket diagram there are plenty on Ebay for around $10) or search the Google edition for the correct page number. Readers: To calculate the Bantam edition use this formula: Bantam page # x 1.165. Before p.50 it's about a page earlier; as you get later in the book, add a page.
Finally, profound thanks to Prof. Don Larsson for providing the foundation for this page-by-page annotation.
640.30 Eddie Pensiero
The name is actually an old pun, taken from "La Donna e Mobile," the most famous aria in Verdi’s Rigoletto. The main verse reads:
- La donna e mobile
- Quai piuma al vento,
- Muta d’accento
- E di pensiero. [emphasis added]
- Woman is fickle
- As a feather in the wind,
- She changes her tune
- And her thoughts.
642.05-06 It’s really a train of imperceptible light and dark.
The glow of the light bulb only appears to be steady, like the flow of light broken by the shutter in a movie projector.
645.12 Buddy at the last minute decided to go see Dracula
See note at 591.18.
Beyond the Zero
Un Perm' au Casino Herman Goering
In the Zone
279-295, 295-314, 314-329, 329-336, 336-359, 359-371, 371-383, 383-390, 390-392, 392-397, 397-433, 433-447, 448-456, 457-468, 468-472, 473-482, 482-488, 488-491, 492-505, 505-518, 518-525, 525-532, 532-536, 537-548, 549-557, 557-563, 563-566, 567-577, 577-580, 580-591, 591-610, 610-616