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‘Nothing makes any waking sense’: ‘V’ by Thomas Pynchon

Oh dear, it was over a year ago that I actually read ‘V’ by Thomas Pynchon.  Needless to say, my new year’s resolution has nothing to do with prospective reading challenges and is far more concerned with catching up with … Continue reading

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A Californian Classic: ‘The Crying of Lot 49’ by Thomas Pynchon (1966)

‘Nothing was happening. She looked down a slope, needing to squint for the sunlight, onto a vast sprawl of houses which had grown up altogether, like a well-tended crop, from the dull brown earth; and she thought of the time … Continue reading

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