V by Thomas Pynchon
V. is the debut novel of Thomas Pynchon, published in 1963. It describes the exploits of a discharged U.S. Navy sailor named Benny Profane, his reconnection in New York with a group of pseudo-bohemian artists and hangers-on known as the Whole Sick Crew, and the quest of an aging traveller named Herbert Stencil to identify and locate the mysterious entity he knows only as "V." It was nominated for a National Book Award.
The 1188th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 26th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
- - Donald Barthelme’s Reading List (Believer Mag)