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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2007

    I want my money back!

    Every night for the past week I¿ve been reading this book for as long as I can¿and I just made it to page 33. It puts me to sleep faster than 307 horse tranquilizers. One site called Pynchon one of the 4 most important authors of modern day. If that is true, then society has truly come to an end. Pynchon has a penchant for composing elegantly designed structures of wordplay, using outdated, that is to say antiquely quaint sentences conjoined by commas 'made popular by the late Abernathy Tinklyfeather and his assistant, the esteemed, though oft ridiculed Finian O¿Shaunesy-Deluctible', that being punctuation of a persuasion not entirely foreign to those of the mid to late eighteenth century, a curiously inviting time, steeped in wonderful perusals of literature, medicinal studies, and other arts du jour, in which many men who peruse such novels and novellas will soon realize they just read an unbelievably long paragraph that said absolutely NOTHING! See! I can write just like Pynchon. He spends more time making up funny names than creating a plot. He uses big words and long sentences to put his reader into a mind numbing coma. He is incorporating certain historical events that I am interested in, including Tesla, the Tunguska event, and others, but I will never know what he was going to say about them, because I can¿t read more than 2 pages per night without falling asleep, which means it would take me 2,160 days to finish. Mr. Pynchon, give me my money back. I can't believe anyone would let you put something like this on the shelves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2007

    Bloated Gasbag

    Where was his editor? This would have made a good 400-page book. The only reason I read the whole thing is that my mother gave it to me. Don't waste your time like I wasted mine.

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