When I was thinking about the book to review, I decided to choose a controversial one. Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon is sometimes ironic, sometimes comic, but it was very useful to me in terms of understanding the historical and cultural conditions of pre-colonial America. Let me start with explaining and justifying my choice. Mason & Dixon is a book that breaks conventions and stereotypes typical for its literary style. Here Thomas Pynchon is noted for his postmodern approach to the historical fiction. At the surface layer, the book may appear merely entertaining and not scholarly enough. But a careful reader will analyze numerous allusions and reminiscences evident in the text; often the message is hidden between the lines….