What are the best novels by Thomas Pynchon?

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    #1The Crying of Lot 49

    The Crying of Lot 49

    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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    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."
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    #2Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice
    Inherent Vice is a part-noir, part-psychedelic postmodern novel written by famous literary icon Thomas Pynchon. It was first released in 2009. it became a New York Times Bestseller.

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    Johnny Weber
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Wow, after reading nearly most of the book, I realized that I did not care anything for the characters or ultimately what eventually becomes their fates. The plot is fuzzy, the pace is uneven and the characters are bland."
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    #3Bleeding Edge

    Bleeding Edge

    Bleeding Edge is a postmodern novel with a historical fiction element for young adults written by famous writer Thomas Pynchon. It was reprinted by Penguin Books in September 2013 and became a New York Times Notable Book.

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    Lauren Griffin
    Written on April 25, 2018
    " Just settle back and enjoy this madcap tour of one man's fin de siècle funhouse."
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    #4Gravity's Rainbow

    Gravity's Rainbow

    Gravity's Rainbow is a novel by Thomas Pynchon featuring a postmodern look at the impact of technology on society, particularly aviation and its role in war. It won the 1973 National Book award.

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    Anthony Contreras
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "A polarizing book some regard it as ramblings of a good mind but some regard it as a classic. If you can dig past the language and steam of conscious style its written in then you will enjoy it."
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    #5Slow Learner

    Slow Learner

    Slow Learner is a book containing a collection of five short stories written by postmodern novelist Thomas Pynchon. It was published in 1995. The stories were written between 1959 and 1964.

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    Rachel Hunter
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a decent novel that I think most would really like. It's about five short stories but all of them are well written and diverse"
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    #6Against the Day

    Against the Day
    Against the Day is a historical novel for young adults written by famous post-modern author Thomas Pynchon. It was released in June 2012 and became a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and Washington Post Best Book of the Year.   


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    Rachel Zhang
    Written on April 25, 2018
    " Great read. The way it is written is really compelling. The author knows how to write for the exact audience the book is meant for!"
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    #7Mason & Dixon

    Mason & Dixon

    Mason & Dixon is an American historical novel four young adults and adults written by post-modern author Thomas Pynchon. It was released in June 2012. It became a Time Magazine and a New York Times best book of the year.

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    Joyce Barnett
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book had nice story to read."

Summary

Best What are the best novels by Thomas Pynchon
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Crying of Lot 49Books 17 Paid
2Inherent ViceBooks 13 Paid
3Bleeding EdgeBooks 11 Paid
4Gravity's RainbowBooks 9 Paid
5Slow LearnerBooks 8 Paid
6Against the DayBooks 6 Paid
7Mason & DixonBooks 4 Paid
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