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What the community says about The Crying of Lot 49
- "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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- "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."
- " 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."
- "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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