The Crying Of Lot 49
The Crying of Lot 49 Oedipa Maas discovers that she has been made executrix of a former lover's estate. The performance of her duties sets her on a strange trail of detection, in which bizarre characters crowd in to help or confuse her. But gradually, death, drugs, madness and marriage combine to... show more
The Crying of Lot 49 Oedipa Maas discovers that she has been made executrix of a former lover's estate. The performance of her duties sets her on a strange trail of detection, in which bizarre characters crowd in to help or confuse her. But gradually, death, drugs, madness and marriage combine to leave Oepida in isolation. Full description
Publish date: June 6th 1996
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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...
"Paranoid are not paranoid because they're paranoid, but because they keep putting themselves, fucking idiots, deliberately into paranoid situations."In a post-modern world, in a town that on the surface is not unlike many others, there lives a woman named Oedipa Maas. She lives in a town that goes ...
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...
Wow.This was a good book. Following the adventures of Mrs Oedipa Maas as she fulfils her duties as executor of an ex-lover's will, it's a kaleidoscope of characters, images, events and concepts that spiral past at dizzying speed. It's like a weird cross between Catch-22, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detec...
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