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The Crying Lot of 49

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I just started reading The Crying Lot of 49 novella by Thomas Pynchon and wanted to see if anyone would like to start a thread of discussion tackling major themes and sharing your opinion about this read. 


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e Crying of Lot 49 is a novella by Thomas Pynchon, first published in 1965. The shortest of Pynchon's novels, it is about a woman, Oedipa Maas, possibly unearthing the centuries-old conflict between two mail distribution companies, Thurn und Taxis and the Trystero (or Tristero). The former actually existed and was the first firm to distribute postal mail; the latter is Pynchon's invention. The novel is often classified as a notable example of postmodern fiction. 

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I am interested in reading some of Pynchon's work, but I've always been put off because of how difficult I find his writing.


Do you find his work difficult to read through? How do you get through it?

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