Crying of Lot 49
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Edition language: English
This was my third novel from Pynchon and it didn't go as well as i expected. In fact i didn't understand anything. LOL. (However i love reading his novels)
Short review: Okay. I read this because my partner adores Pynchon, and for that reason I'm really glad I did - it hammered home in so many ways how our reading tastes diverge. He favors complex prose and a sense of unease while I prefer well crafted characters and an emotional center. (Which is no...
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Wonderful. I was wary of Pynchon for a long time. A reputation for denseness or difficulty, obscurity, but this was like a burst of light. OK, I couldn't say what the story was about in every detail, but it enjoyable in it's self and also for the gap it filled in my literary education.Drugged up, ps...