Seventeen years after he shocked and dazzled readers with Gravity's Rainbow, Thomas Pynchon returns with a novel as astonishing, as kaleidoscopic, as funny, and as satisfying as that legendary work. Vineland is peopled with a startling array of quirky characters and combines elements of daytime drama and the political thriller, resulting in a haunting evocation of 20th-century America.
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Thomas Pynchon is the author of V.; The Crying of Lot 49; Gravitys Rainbow; Slow Learner, a collection of short stories; Vineland; Mason & Dixon; Against the Day; and, most recently, Inherent Vice. He received the National Book Award for Gravitys Rainbow in 1974.Review:
"A major political novel about what America has been doing to itself, to its children, all these many years...One of America's great writers has, after long wanderings down his uncharted roads, come triumphantly home" -- Salman Rushdie * New York Times Book Review * "Vintage stuff - funny, fantastically inventive, packed with improbable erudition" * Times Literary Supplement * "A essential novel of our fin de siecle, a finger pointing the way out of the 1980s" * USA Today * "His descriptive powers are breathtaking...Pynchon proves once again to be the master of what might be called the highbrow conspiracy thriller" * Wall Street Journal * "One of the funniest, most cleverly written, superbly characterised and beautifully structured books that I have read by a living author" * Time Out *
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140145117
Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140145117 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0961831