The Crying of Lot 49 Author:Thomas Pynchon Who is Oedipa Maas? — And what was she doing when the Paranoids blew out all the lights? What was the strange legacy of Pierce Inverarity that first led her to the world-wide conspiracy known as the Tristero System, and then on into the mystery and enigma of America itself? — "Full of sadness, terror, love and flamboyance ... The major character i... more »s really Pynchon himself."
-The New York Times
"Pynchon's grim version of teh Holy Grail ... The work of a virtuoso with prose ... His intricate symbolic order ... akin to that of Joyce's Ulysses."