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Vineland Vineland a zone of blessed anarchy in northern California is the last refuge of hippiedom a culture devastated by the sobriety epidemic Reaganomics and the Tube Here in an Orwellian 1984 Zoyd Wheeler and his daughter Prairie search for Prairie's long lost mother a Sixties radical who ran off with a narc Vineland is vintage Pynchon full of uasi allegorical characters elaborate unresolved subplots corny songs Floozy with an Uzi movie spoofs Pee wee Herman in The Robert Musil Story and illicit sex including a macho variation on the infamous sportscar scene in VFor than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than 1700 titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators


About the Author: Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr is an American writer based in New York City noted for his dense and complex works of fiction Hailing from Long Island Pynchon spent two years in the United States Navy and earned an English degree from Cornell University After publishing several short stories in the late 1950s and early 1960s he began composing the novels for which he is best known today V 1963



10 thoughts on “Vineland

  1. says:

    Vineland is downplayed by Pynchon fans and completely ignored by curious newbies who tend to pass over it in favour either of the big game status of one of his doorstop meganovels or of the appealing slenderness of The Crying of Lot 49 Shame All his gifts and his mysteries are on display here wrapped up


  2. says:

    So when you think of Pynchon you think of serious work right? And trudgery and difficulty and obfuscation and pedanticism and like this dizzying thing that just makes you feel unintellectual and slow for never being able to catch up right? Well if that is the case you have never read Vineland Because oh my god


  3. says:

    This is without a doubt one of the most insane books ever written even by Pynchon's standards this is something else the characters are bonkers the story if you could call it that is nuts not a lot makes sense the writing feels schizophrenic there are moments that could have come from things such as James Bond Tarantino


  4. says:

    The novel transports him back to California the country he has often visited even lived in but which still seems like a dream everything too vivid too distinct too much to be real the Pacific viewed from halfway up a mountain separated into bands progressing from auamarine to eggshell sea transformed into sky in a series of grad


  5. says:

    Pynchon's most underrated I think a bighearted funky read; a worthy 3rd V book


  6. says:

    everybody's a hero at least once maybe your chance hasn't come up yet Thomas Pynchon Vineland I first read Vineland about 25 years It was my sopho year in college I was idealistic and I met this guy in the college bookstore named Thomas Pynchon Since it was my FIRST or was The Crying of Lot 49 my first? Pynchon I think I missed way than I gain


  7. says:

    Everybody always told me Vineland was Pynchon’s worst effort what? No way no how brothers and sisters this here is an endless DNA chain or like Russian doll of embedded story after story descending and re emerging through various strata of narratorial layers pop culture send ups genre parodies all funny as hell and twisted and ridiculous while also e


  8. says:

    If Three Should Be FiveI first read “Vineland” some time in the 90’s Based on an imperfect recollection of it I rated it three stars when I joined GoodReads I’ve raised my rating to five stars partly because of how much fun I had reading it a second timeI can’t think of a better novel to read between now and when we emerge safely into the Post Trump


  9. says:

    I don’t usually finish a book and start a review in the same breath But I also don’t usually allow myself to read than one of an author’s works within a calendar year many books little time etc though of course Stephen King would be this year’s other exception because the Tower all things yield to it T Ruggs you magnificant bastard I hope you know how many pe


  10. says:

    Pynchonian zaniness fibrous nutrition at the sentence level fun to read hermeneutical political leaving plenty of lacunae in immediate comprehension to commit intellectual effervescence not to mention I’m of an age to not to have to look up most of the cultural references


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