Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Review of The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

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Genre = Novel

Elaborate Description

An adventure started by being assigned a co-executor of a will. From cheating on her husband to avoiding her psychiatrist, all characters which Oedipa interacts with come in assorted problems. The Book is filled with philosophy regarding movies, capitalist, communism, anti-government mail service, and physics. A good portion of the book is actually descriptions of the movies which the protagonist watched. Maxwell’s’ Demon makes a few appearances as the communicator between two different states. W.A.S.T.E. is an underground mail service to avoid the government monopoly on mail service. Transitions between topics are poorly written. The reason for the particular topics is not clear.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  9781101594605
Pages to read:   131
Publication:     2012
1st Edition:      1966
Format:            eBook

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    2
Content          1
Overall           2