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Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

A masterwork and a cornerstone. “Too bloody sixties”, say some. Do they also criticise 18th-century novels for being about horse carriages and evening balls? “Too bloody convoluted”, say others. Maybe it’s just me having (had to) read Henry James over breakfast at 26, but Pynchon, especially this one, doesn’t seem complicated to me at all. […]