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The Crying of Lot 49

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  • The Crying of Lot 49 (Vintage Classics) – Mass-market paperback (1998)
    by Thomas Pynchon

    The Crying of Lot 49

    Mass-market paperback, Vintage Classics
    1998
    160 pages

    ISBN: 0099532611
    ISBN-13: 9780099532613

    Suffused 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 ... Show more

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Reviews of The Crying of Lot 49

Overall customer rating: 2.500
Emily  B

Interesting book...

by Emily B on Feb 24, 2011

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 ... More

greebs

Worth reading, but possibly past its prime.

by greebs on Sep 10, 2008

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 ... More

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