The first novel from the great, incomparable Thomas Pynchon. With this, the quest for V. sweeps us through sixty years and a panorama of destinations.
But who, where or what is V.?
Bawdy, sometimes sad and frequently hilarious, V. has become a modern classic.
With alternating chapters that push and pull the reader backwards and forwards in time, Pynchon’s novel details journals from fictionalised British spies and diplomats, ultimately promoting an exciting and page turning book. Nominated for a National Book Award, this fragmented novel keeps readers guessing, completely dismissing initial ideas as to what is actually going on, and exactly what V. is.
Comprised of sixteen chapters with exciting themes that get the reader analysing each of the characters and the part they play within the storyline. Consequently, multiple readers have stated it is ‘the wild, macabre tale of the twentieth century’. V. has contributed to pop culture: acting as a muse for Radiohead’s ‘Scatterbrain’, and Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta.
Pynchon is highly regarded by critics as one of the finest contemporary authors. As a result, his fiction and non-fiction writings encompass a vast array of subject matter. Furthermore, his styles, and themes, include the fields of history, science and maths.
In short, V is a book that crime and mystery lovers alike must read.
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Published 16/02/1995 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage Classics) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 496 pages
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