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17 10 2015

The Crying of Lot 49

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The Crying of Lot 49 is Thomas Pynchon’s classic satire of modern America, about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in what would appear to be an international conspiracy.

When her ex-lover, wealthy real-estate tycoon Pierce Inverarity, dies and designates her the coexecutor of his estate, California housewife Oedipa Maas is thrust into a paranoid mystery of metaphors, symbols, and the United States Postal Service. Traveling across Southern California, she meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.

 

 

Brilliant, sharp, funny and utterly bonkers. Can’t really attempt to describe it other than to say it is highly recommended and, if you like this sort of thing, you will like this.

 

 

four stars

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