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Suffused with rich satire, chaotic brilliance, verbal turbulence and wild humour, "The Crying of Lot 49" opens as Oedipa Maas discovers that she has ...Show synopsisSuffused with rich satire, chaotic brilliance, verbal turbulence and wild humour, "The Crying of Lot 49" opens as 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 on the threshold of revelation, awaiting "The Crying of Lot 49". This is one of Pynchon's shortest novels and one of his best.Hide synopsis
The Crying of Lot 49 (Harper Perennial) – Trade paperback (2009)
Trade paperback, Harper Perennial 2009
ISBN: 0061849928 ISBN-13: 9780061849923
Pynchon pens this highly original satire about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, and who meets some extremely interesting characters along the way.Pynchon pens this highly original satire about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, and who meets some extremely interesting characters along the way.Hide
I couldn't decide what i thought about this book. I do plan to read other books by the author, but I'm not sure that that has as much to do with the book as it does with the author. Pynchon works closely with several post-modern ideas (invented a few, from what I understand) but I feel like he got ...
When I first told a co-worker I was enjoying my first foray into Thomas Pynchon, he snidely remarked, "NO ONE enjoys Pynchon...you experience him." That comment was intentionally pretentious, but there's some truth to it -- there is simply no way to digest Pynchon completely upon first read -- the ...
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