The Crying of Lot 49
Publish date: November 3rd 2009
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 178
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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