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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
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Tags:American Literature, 20th Century, Fiction, Postmodernism

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The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon (1966)

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Fun, wild, crazy, non-fluid novel. I don't quite get the cult following behind it that some have attached to it - but was definitely a fun, fairly quick, enjoyable read. ( )
  XXXXX2 | Aug 7, 2015 |
Fun, wild, crazy, non-fluid novel. I don't quite get the cult following behind it that some have attached to it - but was definitely a fun, fairly quick, enjoyable read. ( )
  BenjaminDKline | Aug 7, 2015 |
Fun, wild, crazy, non-fluid novel. I don't quite get the cult following behind it that some have attached to it - but was definitely a fun, fairly quick, enjoyable read. ( )
  BenKline | Aug 7, 2015 |


The second chapter, 5 stars. Everything else, not so so many. ( )
  Alli.Broad | Jun 5, 2015 |
Pynchon's writing is incredible but it's so nonsensical that he makes Vonnegut sound like Hemingway. I didn't really get what was going on most of the time, but I enjoyed the second half of the book more than the first. ( )
  akissner | May 21, 2015 |
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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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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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