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The quest for V. sweeps us through sixty years and a panorama of Alexandria, Paris, Malta, Florence, Africa and New York. But who, where or what is V.? Bawdy, sometimes sad and frequently hilarious, V. as become a modern classic. This is the first novel by the author of Gravity's Rainbow, and a profoundly impressive and original work in its own right.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 03/01/1998 ISBN-13: 9780099533313  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Thomas Pynchon is the author of The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland, Mason and Dixon, Against the Day and Inherent Vice. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.

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The second Thomas Pynchon book I've had the pleasure of reading and I can't wait for the next. He quite simply conveys a roller coaster of a story all whilst you as his subservient reader follows (rather happily I might add) in what is a mindboggling beautiful journey for the mysterious V. Pynch may be a little too smart for a some but not once will you feel patronised simply enlightened (just have dictionary to hand..) I won't says it's for everyone but if you enjoy a book with a story of epic proportions accompanied with beautifully imagined characters as any great book should be and have then V is worth your time. And there's nothing wrong with learning new things and words along the way to impress people at a dinner party!

- 22/04/2015
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