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Don't mourn the trees, read the book. This is what one reviewer said about Gravity's Rainbow. I think the same is true here. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Julie Pagitt
Stalled. Have not finished reading it. Don't know why I keep trying to enjoy Pynchon. Will revise this if I ever return to this highly touted novel.Published 3 months ago by Hawks Gull
This one took me over a year. Needless to say, wasn't able to maintain consistent attention to it. Says more about me than the book, perhaps, but as always (at least for me) with... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Deuser
Thomas Pynchon is that Great American Novelist who doesn’t want anyone to know who he is. A few facts seem to have congealed about him, but we don’t have many sources we can... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Christopher A. Fulkerson
Once again Pynchon avoids anything resembling a plot (OK, if you look hard enough, it's there), preferring to return to a labyrinthine structure. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dale Knickerbocker
I loved 'Gravity's Rainbow'. 'Against the Day' goes against the grain for my reading pleasure.
Though I was intrigued with a few of the story threads I found the way... Read more
Sprawling, but never losing its place, this book covers almost everything—light, duplicates, power and control, impossibilities and alternatives, secrets, visions, history,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Diplocaulus
How far can Pynchon extend the joke of his laboured language? I only got eleven pages in (out of 1085). Is this what the descendants of Hemingway write like nowadays? Read morePublished 15 months ago by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
It took me about eight months to finish this book. Some days I would just read one beautiful page and decide to leave it at that. Read morePublished 16 months ago by P. Mccaffrey