Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon is known for being an author of incredibly hard to read books and a complete nut about his privacy.

Which Pynchon Book Should I read?

The buck teeth kind of compliment that he sounds a lot like Bugs Bunny.

Pynchon on the Simpsons. Wait, what?

Just The Facts

  1. Only a couple of photos of Pynchon exist and all are from when he was in college or the navy.
  2. It was rumored that Thomas Pynchon was a pseudonym for J.D. Salinger for many years
  3. Anyone who claims to have finished Gravity's Rainbow is probably lying.
  4. Despite being a total recluse, Pynchon has still found time to appear as himself on The Simpsons.

Who's this Pynchon fellow?

Thomas Pynchon is one of the leading post-modernist authors of the 20th century who's also famous for being batshit insane about his privacy.

Pynchon's work is known for being next to impossible for non-English majors to read. Odds are if someone has completed a book by him, it's one of his short ones like The Crying of Lot 49 or Inherent Vice. There's speculation that Gravity's Rainbow, along with Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, are elaborate jokes on unsuspecting readers.