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Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon
Inherent Vice
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Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon— private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog It's been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of... show more
Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon— private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L.A. fog It's been awhile since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Easy for her to say. It's the tail end of the psychedelic sixties in L.A., and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," except that this one usually leads to trouble. Despite which he soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions whose cast of characters includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, a tenor sax player working undercover, an ex-con with a swastika tattoo and a fondness for Ethel Merman, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists. In this lively yarn, Thomas Pynchon, working in an unaccustomed genre, provides a classic illustration of the principle that if you can remember the sixties, you weren't there . . . or . . . if you were there, then you . . . or, wait, is it . . .
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594202247 (1594202249)
Publisher: Penguin Press
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
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Awogfli - Bookcroc
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2.0 Ein Krimi als schlechter Trip
Wow dieser Schmöker war für mich richtig zäh. Doc ein Privatschnüfflerverschnitt ala Philipp Marlowe & Mike Hammer mit ein bisschen Hippie Attitüde stolpert mit einer in Eisberge gemeißelten Coolness durch ein total konfuses Universum aus Drogensüchtigen, Freaks, Rassisten und geldgeilen Verbrechern...
Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
0.0 Ein Krimi als schlechter Trip
Wow dieser Schmöker war für mich richtig zäh. Doc ein Privatschnüfflerverschnitt ala Philipp Marlowe & Mike Hammer mit ein bisschen Hippie Attitüde stolpert mit einer in Eisberge gemeißelten Coolness durch ein total konfuses Universum aus Drogensüchtigen, Freaks, Rassisten und geldgeilen Verbrechern...
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Words, Words, Words rated it
3.5 The Virtues of Reading the Book First
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...
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2.0 Inherent Vice
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...
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literatura sautée rated it
4.0 Robimy to tylko dla pieniędzy, czyli wada ukryta amerykańskiego snu – T. Pynchon, „Wada ukryta”
O Thomasie Pynchonie wiadomo trochę więcej niż o Homerze, ale tylko trochę – nie wiemy, czy istnieje naprawdę, ale wiemy, że nosił kiedyś koszulę z szerokim kołnierzykiem. Pewne jest również, że nikt tak dobrze jak Pynchon nie umie oddać nastroju towarzyszącego ogarniającej bohaterów paranoi. W 49 i...
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