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