"Mason & Dixon" by Thomas Pynchon

sorabji.com: Best book you've ever read: "Mason & Dixon" by Thomas Pynchon

Jon on Thursday, December 24, 1998 - 09:22 pm:

    Pynchon is a luminous writter with a talent so enormous he can make something I have no interest in (like colonial America) completely engrossing. The book is about the famous surveying team creating the Mason/Dixon line in the 1770's, and is written in archaic english. The first 70 pages made my head hurt, but after I got into it the afectation added an element of color to the story and a sense of period that was unescapeable and cool. Plus Pynchon adds elements of pathos, surreal fantasy (one of the more important characters is a Mechanical Duck...who also happens to be French.), politics and spitituality. I really didn't want it to end. Simply put, it's a brain-fucker and highly recommended.

By Thomas Coalman on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 03:58 am:

    hey who like's gravities raibow, for crying out loud how wierd is that book.
    THis guy is an absolute genius with word, you should all read the crying of lot 49, got to tell you that I love the ending.
    My poem on gravities rainbow.
    There's a time when all things murge together
    this honey of life
    this chocklate delight
    this evil and good
    and soldier's in battle
    It's about a V2 rocket.
    Gravities rainbow literally means the shadow of a V2 rocket
    By the way Michael Dirda from the Washington post rocks and my name is Thomas Coalman.
    If you would like to chat with me just leave your email in this section saying you would like to talk.
    Until next time get down little buddy and just shake it already.
    god you see this all the time, people are always buying stephen King books, it's a real shame, and I've got to tell you this.
    just trying to be as honest as I can be

By sarah on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 01:38 pm:

    i thought the book was a hunk of shit. intolerable. i quit with only about 75 pages to the end.

By Nate on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 09:08 pm:

    i think the book looks neat. i never made it past a few pages.


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