Pynchon captures the essence of each unique world in which he chooses to immerse his hyper-developed visions.
The story itself does not move in any linear pattern, it is more like a web where characters are the joining threads and the flies are the conflicts.
If you're willing to forget what "A Pynchon Book" is supposed to be, there's a very good chance you'll like Vineland.
This is a hilarious carnival ride of a book that also happens to be touching, by the time you get to the end. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gordon E. Anderson
Theft and deception are the hallmarks of fiction. Many novelists resort to inversion. So if the protagonist is male, you can bet the author is female; if young on the page, then... Read morePublished 3 months ago by dogstar
I had postponed reading Vineland for years, believing the grapevine lore that this was a bit of a disappointing bump in the road for Pynchon and quite a drop from the apex of... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert J. Silverman
Thomas Pynchon is one of the greatest writers of all time and Vineland is my favourite book. If you like reading while laughing, read this. Read morePublished 12 months ago by mary ann manock
Pynchon is such an admirable talent that one wonders why we don't enjoy him. Should I? I feel no obligation to "like" Daniel DeFoe, but I am interested in what he has to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by David Miller
I am now most very certainly swearing off Mr. Thomas Pynchon forever. Enough is enough. I have done my time.Published 12 months ago by Rogers21
Books that are easy reads are often entertaining, but forgettable. This one is more like the author and the reader playing chicken against each other. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Schoeler
I loathed Vineland. Very seldom do I discard a book without finishing it. Maybe once in a couple hundred books, that is, once every four years or so. Read morePublished 20 months ago by tobias
Leif Eriksson could not could not control Vinland because technology had not provided the Vikings with weapons superior to the bows and arrows of the Skraelings. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Roy Arthur Swanson