logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code

Inherent Vice - Community Reviews back

by Thomas Pynchon, Ron McLarty
sort by language
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it 4 years ago
So, I watched the movie first on this one guys. I'm often torn between my own inclinations and not being "that guy" so when Paul Thomas Anderson made a movie that looked really good based on a book that wasn't really on my radar I had three options: Read the book immediately. Wait on the movie un...
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it 5 years ago
It took quite some time to even partially warm up to “Inherent Vice”. It really didn’t click with me, in almost any aspect. It was only when I began coming across what I thought were more profound thoughts that moved beyond the mess of a plotline and characters that I began to appreciate the novel s...
EndaF
EndaF rated it 6 years ago
And now we wait for the movie...
sologdin
sologdin rated it 7 years ago
Pynchon falls to Earth here. At no point does this novel engage in the normal pynchonian analepsis, wherein character 1 flashbacks about character 2, and at some indeterminate point, the narration had switched completely over to character 2, forgetting character 1, but then character 2 suddenly has...
A Book Every Other Day
A Book Every Other Day rated it 8 years ago
Slow, confusing, flat characters. It might be good if you are familiar with the sixties and private eye narratives, but for me it just didn't do it for me.
JeffreyKeeten
JeffreyKeeten rated it 9 years ago
Disclaimer: at no time was the reviewer stoned, tweaked, inebriated or involved in any felony endeavors during the reading of this book.I have read other people referring to this as "Pynchon Lite" which reminds me of food off the vegetarian menu. I haven't read enough Pynchon to be an authority on w...
MEslaymaker
MEslaymaker rated it 9 years ago
I have always admired Pynchon, and believed if given a chance I could adore him. I had a borderline religious experience reading a screaming comes across the sky and commencing the literary acid trip of Gravity’s Rainbow through a hyper-landscape of world war frantic with crazed characters going bat...
MEslaymaker
MEslaymaker rated it 9 years ago
I have always admired Pynchon, and believed if given a chance I could adore him. I had a borderline religious experience reading a screaming comes across the sky and commencing the literary acid trip of Gravity’s Rainbow through a hyper-landscape of world war frantic with crazed characters going bat...
The Review Man
The Review Man rated it 9 years ago
Inherent Vice is probably the least Pynchon-y Pynchon novel out there: it's short (only 300-odd pages), not terribly dense (no references to the quaternion group or rocket science) and not terribly life-changing either. If not for his name on the front cover, I'm not sure I would've marked it as his...
willemite
willemite rated it 11 years ago
Don’t think great American novel. This is not Gravity’s Rainbow, but a bit of fun, of the noir variety. Doc Sportello is a hippy dippy PI in late 60’s LA. That his agency is named LSD Investigations pretty much tells you the tone here. Doc’s fondness for weed is matched by his ability to find thin...
Need help?