Synopses & Reviews
The highly original satire about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self knowledge.
"Mr. Pynchon's satirical eye doesn't miss a thing, including rock 'n roll singers right wing extremists, and the general subculture of Southern California." Library Journal
"A puzzle, an intrigue, a literary and historical tour de force with a strongly European flavor." San Francisco Examiner
"The work of a virtuoso with prose...akin to that of Joyce's Ulysses." Chicago Tribune
"The comedy crackles, the puns pop the satire explodes." New York Times
About the Author
Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, and Mason & Dixon.