[Novel] The Crying of Lot 49 (Thomas Pynchon)

The Crying of Lot 49


A psychedelic adventure with countless wacky characters that seeks to uncover an illegal underground post organization… when it’s not getting sidetracked by every single new weird thing on the road.

Positive: Negative:
Lively, entertaining prose
Overabundance of useless characters makes it hard to keep track of the important ones
Weird, almost psychedelic atmosphere
Keeps getting sidetracked and jumping all over the place making the plot hard to follow
Wacky, interesting, likable characters
The ending is kind of underwhelming
Immersing mystery driven plot
Good, fast pacing

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