The Crying of Lot 49

The Crying of Lot 49

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The Crying of Lot 49 is a postmodern literature novel written by Thomas Pynchon which was originally published in 1965. This novel is about a woman named Oedipa Maas and the unveiling of truths between two mail distribution companies.

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  • Vincent Bailey
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Fantastic novel which tells about a women Oedipa Mass. It was very interesting to read"
  • Dorothy Ortiz
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Great book! I like the storyline!"
  • Helen Lynch
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book is a perfect fit into this topic category. It is a good book for American Literature classic. This book is full of challenges, funny parts and mysteries that leaves you not wanting to put it down."
  • Janice Payne
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "It is made to be satirical. Not the best piece of literature I have read. A lot of the sentence structure is put together poorly and it is lacking in grammar. I didn't like it and wouldn't recommend it to others."
  • George Graham
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book helps to delve into the complications of mail distribution through the use of Oedipa Maas who works to unveil the truths between two different mail distribution companies. This allows readers to examine the inner workings of such processes as well as the troubles that the industry faces as a whole. Overall, the book helps to advance a readers' knowledge in an area that is often overlooked."
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  • Benjamín Barragán
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Crying of Lot 49 was a complicated but good read for me. The style took a bit of getting used to, but it did not take long before I was more into the story than I was the style. I loved the plot twists, but I wish they had been concluded in a better way. I still give this a solid rating, but I think that opportunities were missed that could have made this an exceptional read."
  • Janet Pierce
    Written on April 16, 2018
    " was unhappy with the sentence structure at first, it seemed to suffer from a lack of editing. Sentences were awkward, often required re-reading. I had no quarrel with the mood or concepts. But this roughness changed about 30 pages in, dramatically. He caught his wind if you will, and it was a rolling free form association blast from there on. I don't know if he was deliberately aiming for the academics, counting on English profs to accept him into their coven of mutual admiration, it seems that way at times, but hey, it takes a bit of erudition to appreciate erudition. This isn't for the monday night football crowd, and it's just as well. The most interesting detail for me is that Pynchon is not of the Bob Dylan and Free Speech Movement generation, he's of the Kingston Trio and Beat generation, and maybe that grants him some additional points, kudos and liberties."
  • Kyle Barrett
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Thomas Pynchon's short novel is a modern classic, and for good reason. It's structured like a detective novel and dense with historical references, conspiracy theories, and poetic prose. I've not only read this book three times; I've taught it to others. "
  • Pablo Huerta
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This book is for those who are avid reader because one cannect grasp the message in the book with just a single read. You got to gave the patience to read it again and again to trully understand and appreciate the book. I personally have read this book thrice in the past three years and Everytime I read it I learn something new. I highly recommend this book and request you to re-read it."
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