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The Crying of Lot 49 (Perennial Fiction Library) (original 1966; edition 2006)

by Thomas Pynchon

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Title:The Crying of Lot 49 (Perennial Fiction Library)
Authors:Thomas Pynchon
Info:Harper Perennial (2006), Paperback, 192 pages
Collections:Novels, Your library
Tags:American Literature, 20th Century, Fiction, Postmodernism

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The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon (1966)


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I couldn't do it. This book is really quite odd. Too often I found myself reading a paragraph and thinking, "Huh?" I am certain this says more about me than it does the quality of this book, but I just couldn't do it. ( )
  MahanaU | Feb 26, 2016 |
Yeah, let's be real, I'm not going to finish this.
  hoegbottom | Jan 30, 2016 |
Yeah, let's be real, I'm not going to finish this.
  hoegbottom | Jan 30, 2016 |
A deceptively easy introduction to Pynchon. Also a wonderful exploration of the 60s/70s in the United States which captures an essence available in few other books. A great big little book about paranoia and conspiracy theories gone wild. ( )
1 vote dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
This was interesting. The writing style reminded me a bit of Murakami (I know Pynchon wrote first, but I read Murakami first!). ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
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One summer afternoon Mrs Oedipa Maas came home from a Tupperware party whose hostess had put perhaps too much kirsch in the fondue to find that she, Oedipa, had been named executor, or she supposed executrix, of the estate of one Pierce Inverarity, a California real estate mogul who had once lost two million dollars in his spare time but still had assets numerous and tangled enough to make the job of sorting it all out more than honorary.
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The author of "The Crying of Lot 29" is Thomas Pynchon, not Kurt Vonnegut. If this is your copy, please correct the author.
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To manage a will, Oedipa follows the horn, while Trystero waits. (johnxlibris)

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The highly original satire about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self knowledge.

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When Oedipa Maas is named as the executor of her late lover's will, she discovers that his estate is mysteriously connected with an underground organization.

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