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Vineland

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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 quasi-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 V.).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 122 x 192 x 28mm | 320g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • Vintage Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0749391413
  • 9780749391416
  • 14,801

Review quote

Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Mason and Dixon, Against the Day and Inherent Vice. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.show more

About Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon is the author of V., The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Slow Learner, a collection of short stories, Mason and Dixon, Against the Day and Inherent Vice. He received the National Book Award for Gravity's Rainbow in 1974.show more

Review Text

"One of the funniest, most cleverly written, superbly characterised and beautifully structured books that I have read by a living author"show more

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7,681 ratings
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4 38% (2,903)
3 29% (2,265)
2 9% (677)
1 3% (208)
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