The first novel by the incomparable Thomas Pynchon
This is the first novel by the author of Gravity's Rainbow
, and a profoundly impressive and original work in its own right.
The search for the mysterious V ranges from New York to Cairo to Alexandria to Malta. Apart from its strange heroine, the book's characters include sailors, spies, priests, philosophers, bums and bawds.Author Profile
Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937 on Long Island and educated at Cornell. He received the national book award for Gravity's Rainbow
A remarkable book,Screwballs chase alligators in sewers in a chaotic and worlwide chase for V., while literary styles, brilliant and bizarre, chase each other,The book sails with majesty through caverns measureless to man. Few books haunt the waking or sleeping mind, but this is one,Mr Pynchton writes with enormous skill and virtuosity