The Crying of Lot 49



This book is all flash. The thin plot (something about a secret postal service and an auction) is buried, or rather abandoned, in favor of funny character names (Mike Fallopian, Dr. Hilarius, Genghis Cohen, and worse) and mildly funny tangents. The writing is clever but often painfully self-conscious.

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