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Posted January 22, 2007
What does a recluse know about people?
Pynchon is supposedly one of our greatest writers. He certainly has a mastery of language and a vivid imagination. Yet, I have never been able to complete any of his books. Now I realize why. Pynchon does not know how to do people. It has been said that literature is character-driven and popular fiction is plot-driven. Pynchon's work is neither. His characters are as flat as paper cut-outs. Eventually you stop reading because you simply do not care what happens on the next page.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.