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I'm rereading V for the first time in 15 years and remembering how much I love it (though not his best I don't think).So any fans here? Which book do you like best? And who else do you like reading?
I LOVED Gravity's Rainbow about 25 years ago. I think it is waaaaay beyond me now. The Crying of Lot 49 was very digestible.Now I like reading things like The Gruffalo, Hairy Maclary and The BFG.
I never managed V.
I've never read any of his books, but have both V and The Crying of Lot 49 in my to-read pile, and am looking forward to them! Which would you say are the best, if not these?
I found The Crying of Lot 49 very useful when trying to make head or tail of Gravity's Rainbow. Though I never quite managed to.
My favourite is Mason & Dixon, I think - though GR is I guess the most famous/analysed. Lot 49 def a good starting point although if you want more of a conventional 'story' (and lots of jokes) then Vineland and Inherent Vice are ace.
I think I originally read the older ones in the order CL49, V, GR, Vineland.
I read Vineland and thought it was the most pointless drivel ever. Should I read another of his books or give up? Is Inherent Vice slightly different in style?
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