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Thomas Pynchon
Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, and Mason & Dixon. show more

Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, and Mason & Dixon.
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Birth date: May 08, 1937
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
(original review, 2006) Art is a social medium, a material medium, an intellectual medium, an economic medium: it consists of a great deal more than surfaces. Art that consisted only of surfaces - if such a thing were possible - would be of no larger significance than a crossword puzzle. This is tru...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
I think I found it difficult in the sense of its denseness in fact. Well, I find it hard to answer the “difficulty” question with much certainty; I'm equivocating. I don't love it all equally no, that's not the case. There are parts that I prefer immeasurably to others however, simply because I pref...
Lyra17
Lyra17 rated it 3 years ago
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)
Moonlit Pages
Moonlit Pages rated it 4 years ago
I am so disappointed and so jealous. I'm jealous of those who read this book and loved it so much they gave it 5 stars. I can see why it's a classic and I can see why so many would love this book but I did not.Parts of it (especially Book 2 - Chapter 9) read like an economic and political textbook a...
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it 4 years ago
So, I watched the movie first on this one guys. I'm often torn between my own inclinations and not being "that guy" so when Paul Thomas Anderson made a movie that looked really good based on a book that wasn't really on my radar I had three options: Read the book immediately. Wait on the movie un...
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