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Any Thomas Pynchon fans here?

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I've recently been introduced to the work of Thomas Pynchon by reading "The Crying of Lot 49", and his newest novel, "Inherent Vice". In attempting to write reviews for these books, I've found that he's probably the most difficult author to pin down stylistically with words that I've ever come across. His plots move so knee-jerkingly fast in multiple directions with a plethora of characters coming in and out at different points of the story. Yet, there's a beauty and a genius to his style of writing that seems to be unmatched by any other author I've ever read. His books take time to read because of the density of the stories and prose, but the satisfaction that comes out of it is special. Anyone else here read his books? Any fans?