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The Crying of Lot 49

Pynchon, Thomas (Book - 1986)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Crying of Lot 49
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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.
Authors: Pynchon, Thomas
Title: The crying of lot 49
Publisher: New York : Perennial Library, 1986, c1966
Edition: 1st Perennial fiction library ed
Characteristics: 183 p. ; 21 cm
Alternate Title: Crying of lot forty-nine
ISBN: 006091307X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Pyn
Statement of Responsibility: Thomas Pynchon
Subject Headings: California Fiction Married women Fiction Administration of estates California Fiction
Topical Term: Married women
Administration of estates
LCCN: 85045221
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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. (amazon.com) - See more at: http://librarypoint.bibliocommons.com/item/show/259652072... Read More »

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. (amazon.com)


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Apr 30, 2014
  • joliebergman rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Not funny, not intersesting, the charactors deplorable, and the writing style irritating. I trudged through 26 pages, read the last paragraph on the last page (which informed me of what 'the crying of lot 49' meant), and called it quits.

Jan 29, 2014
  • Dr_Robot rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Kind of amazing... kind of surreal. It is a really challenging story but definitely worth it. It's engaging on several levels, with plenty of great lines and scenes for casual readers. And, if you put the work in to really try and understand it all, you sort of get to live Oedipa's mystery, as you try to break down your own mystery of what the heck this story's about.

Jan 16, 2013
  • Sean Lapointe rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you ejoy anything in the postmodern vein, this is definately a book for you. A little bizzarre and surreal, this novel left me wanting more.

Mar 11, 2011
  • lilwordworm rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

References inside references wrapped in references. I’m not sure I got all the references. Not my cup of tea.

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