Not my type of writing. If you're SUPER into reading books that make you feel like you're in a Masters English class have at it. Had to read (well "read" I couldn't even get through it) for book club and would not recommend for one.
I found this story very difficult to follow. I could excuse meaninglessness, for me, if at least the artistry is good; but, it wasn't. If I read this back in the 60s or 70s, I am sure I would have loved it. I would be more impressed, if I come to learn the obscure connections in the story are other than random. If they are, then bump my rating up another two stars, if they aren't then take away the two stars that I gave it.
The books is amusing (when not outright hysterical) and the narration is just right.
Some of the character names: Max Fallopian, Gengis Cohen, etc.
This was my first.
Yes but it would have been way too long a sitting.
An entertaining, though-provoking novel that stays with you long after you have finished the story. Pynchon has a wonderful ability to pair seemingly unrelated or contradictory images and issues in an interesting and meaningful way.
Really? What the heck was that? If I didn't have such an optimistic attitude I never would have finished ... but I kept telling myself "it will get better, it will all make sense eventually ...". Boy was I wrong.
Except for the rich vocabulary and the good reader it was a W.A.S.T.E of time.
The chapters in the audiobook do not match the chapters of the actual paper copy! This is a big issue for me as I downloaded it for school.
terrible book, I was hoping the audiobook would help but it has the wrong chapters!