The first novel by the incomparable Thomas Pynchon.
Thomas Pynchon is the author of The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Vineland, Mason and Dixon, Against the Day and Inherent Vice. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.
A remarkable book * Sunday Telegraph *
Screwballs chase alligators in sewers in a chaotic and worlwide chase for V., while literary styles, brilliant and bizarre, chase each other * Books and Bookmen *
The book sails with majesty through caverns measureless to man. Few books haunt the waking or sleeping mind, but this is one * Time *
Mr Pynchton writes with enormous skill and virtuosity * Times Literary Supplement. *